Howell County, Missouri

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Howell County, Missouri
Howell County MO Courthouse 20151021-023.jpg
Howell County Courthouse in West Plains
Map of Missouri highlighting Howell County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
FoundedMarch 2, 1857
Named forJosiah Howell, pioneer settler
SeatWest Plains
Largest cityWest Plains
Area
 • Total928 sq mi (2,404 km2)
 • Land927 sq mi (2,401 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)40,117
 • Density44/sq mi (17/km2)
Congressional district8th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.howellcounty.net

Howell County is a county in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, 37,238 people lived there. Its county seat is West Plains. Howell County was organized on March 2, 1857, from Oregon County. It was named for James Howell, who made the first settlement in Howell Valley.