A History of Our Township

In January 1798, Joseph Howland - a descendant of John Howland who came to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620 - bought a Northwest Territory tract of land from the Connecticut Land Company in the Western Reserve which became Howland of Trumbull County. Captain John Adgate bought 1,600 acres from Mr. Howland in 1799 and became Howland Township's first settler when he and his family arrived in 1799, building the Township's first cabin in its southwestern area. Ohio became a state on March 1, 1803; in 1812, Trumbull County Commissioners officially organized Township 4, Range 3 as a separate township and election district to be known as Howland Township or "The High Land."


Howland Township is located in Trumbull County in Northeast Ohio and is part of the Youngstown-Warren Metropolitan Area. According to the 2010 Census results published by the Ohio Department of Development, Howland Township had a population of 19,106, ranking it as one of the largest of Ohio's 1,312 townships. Howland Township boasts excellent housing, thriving commercial centers, and a strong industrial base (including WCI Steel and Packard Electric Division of Delphi Automotive Systems).


Click Here for an Historical Listing of Howland Township Officials

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