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Howard County, Indiana

Photo: Elwood Haynes House, ca. 1916, 1915 South Webster Street, Kokomo, IN. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Photographed by User:Nyttend (own work), 2011, [cc0-by-1.0 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2013.

Howard County Photo


The Howard County Courthouse is located at 117 North Main Street, Kokomo, IN 46901; phone: 765-456-2216.

First organized in 1844 the county was named Richardville for a Miami Indian Chief, Jean Baptise Richardville (Indian name Pechewa). The name was changed to Howard County in 1846 to honor General Tighman Howard [1797-1844] who served as a U.S. Congressman from Indiana.