Congratulations to Howell: City of the Week with WCSX! The City of Howell became a village in 1863, but the actual settling began much earlier in 1834.
According to the cityofhowel.org, George T. Sage, John D. Pinckney, James Sage, and David Austin started those settlements.
By 1835 the plans of the village were laid out. The village was named Howell in honor of Thomas Howell. A public house was built, called the Eagle Tavern. It was the first building erected in the village.
Several more structures like the “Old Stage House,” and the Temperance Hotel were built soon after in 1840. And then the Union Hall, Shaft’s Hotel, and the Melvin House were constructed.
Howell is also home to the Howell Historic Theater. A wonderful art house that our own Donielle Flynn visited on our last adventure in Howell!
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