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Howells is a village in Colfax County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 632 at the 2000 census.
In 1887, officials of the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad designated the name "Howell" to the community. This name honored James Smith Howell, who was a local surveyor, farmer and teacher. The final "s" was added in 1937.
Howells is located at 41°43′27″N 97°0′18″W / 41.72417°N 97.005°W / 41.72417; -97.005 (41.724237, -97.004976).