Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 160.
HOWARD COUNTY, situated toward the northern part of Missouri, with Missouri river on the south and west. Area, 398 square miles. Soil fertile. Seat of justice, Fayette. Pop. in 1830, 10,844; in 1840, 13,108; in 1850, 13,969.