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Howesville, West Virginia

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Howesville, West Virginia

Unincorporated community
Location within the state of West Virginia

Coordinates: 39°26′21″N 79°45′21″W / 39.43917°N 79.75583°W / 39.43917; -79.75583Coordinates: 39°26′21″N 79°45′21″W / 39.43917°N 79.75583°W / 39.43917; -79.75583

Country United States
State West Virginia
County Preston
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Howesville is an unincorporated community and coal town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. It sits at an altitude of 2,218 feet (676 m).[1] The community once possessed a post office, which has since been closed.[2]

St. Joseph's Cemetery and Catholic Church are located in Howesville. The original church was built in the 1840s. It was replaced by the current structure. Nicholas Borgman, who was one of the people who helped build the original church, was the first person buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in January 1847. His gravestone is still standing.[3]


External links

  • Railroad Train in Howesville

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