NAME: Howe
CLIMATE: Hot humid summers, cold wet winters
COMMENTS: I briefly visited site and only found the town sign and a cemetary.I want to know more as I am doing geneoresearch on my family (Howe) - Semi-ghost - about 500 residents. Howe is six miles south of Poteau and a mile west of State Highway 59.
REMAINS: Sign & cemetary , many original buildings. Some structures, commercial and residential.

This town is not on an 1895 map I have but is there. Submitted by: Roger W. Howe

The town is located in the Poteau River bottom, and is adjacent to Morris Creek.. The area has rich fertile bottom land situated between two very old mountain ranges. The Sans Bois Mountains are to the north and the Kiamichi Mountains are to the south. This is a rugged area surrounded by wooded mountains, white tail deer, black bear, wild boars, and wild turkey. Submitted by: Douglas L. Fisher

I went to Howe school in the late 50's, lived at No. 10 for about 2 years, then moved to Poteau in about 1959 or 60. I also worked for the MKT Railroad from 1967 until it was bought by the Union Pacific in about 1988. Prior to that, in 1966, I worked for the Kansas City Southern Railroad for about 10 months. It was the KCS Railroad that ran from Poteau to Howe and on to Heavener and into Arkansas around Mena. The MKT did operate into Howe over what was previously Rock Island rail but only for a short time and traveled from McAlester, Oklahoma through Wilburton, Rock Island, Red Oak, and Fanshaw. It made connection with the KCS in Howe but that was as far as the MKT traveled East. It never went to Poteau or Heavener. Ron White