Introduction to Howell, Michigan
Howell was established as a city in 1863. James Sage, George Sage, David Austin and John D. Pinckney were the first permanent European settlers in the area, arriving in 1834 and establishing a village in July of 1835. In the same year, Pinckney built a log house in the area and the settlement came to be known as Livingston Centre. Howell became the county seat of Livingston County in 1848.
Howell and nearby Attractions
- Fair Lane
- Brighton State Recreation Area
- Ann Arbor Art Center
- Alpine Valley
- Potter Park Zoo
- W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Howell
Howell celebrates the Michigan Challenge Fest, a hot air balloon festival, every year during the third weekend of June. It also hosts the three-day Howell Melon Festival every August, and the Howell Fantasy of Lights Parade every year on the day after Thanksgiving. Local parks include the Rolling Oaks Park, Howell City Park, Argyle Park, Lakeside Park and Don Miller Park.
Bishop International is the nearest major airport.
Howell Higher Education
Cleary College is the local College. Others nearby include the Baker College of Auburn Hills, the Baker College of Flint, Madonna University, Michigan State University and Baker College of Jackson.