This month we’ll highlight our State Historical Marker program by featuring markers that are associated with the month of October from around the state. The photographs of the markers are by Gerald Johnston, who in an amazing feat, photographed most of the historical markers in Mississippi. Used with permission.

Located in Aberdeen (Monroe County)

Here is the text of the marker since it is hard to read in the photograph:

HOWELL CEMETERY
Founded in 1826 by
ABRAHAM HOWELL (1792-1867) AND SARAH ANDREWS HOWELL (1794-1879)
Married in South Carolina, October 16, 1811
Settled in Monroe County, Mississippi in 1812
Their Children
Andrews*…………………..Zillie Bryant
John………………………Charlotte Ann*
Gilbert………………….Sarah McCloud*
Elisha*………………George Whiteman*
Elijah*………………………….Jane Hillard*
Elizabeth*………………………………Elias*
Rebecca ………………………………..Polly*
Mansel*………………………………Charity*
Frances Caroline*……………An infant son*
*Buried Here
IN MEMORY OF
HORACE G. HOWELL, SR.
1894-1952
Family Historian, Veteran World War I, Educator, Religious Leader,
Sheriff of Monroe County 1940-1944, Mayor of Aberdeen 1948-1952

Historical markers commemorate historic events, places, and people from Mississippi history. Over 800 have been placed at sites throughout Mississippi. For more information about historical markers and sponsor application forms, visit the State Historical Marker webpage. Special thanks to William Thompson, coordinator of the marker program, for compiling the October markers.