There are 5 US Post Offices in Howard County serving a total of 9,459 residents equating to 1,892 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 15,098 packages are handled across the 5 county post offices annually. Howard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri, with its southern border made by the Missouri River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,144. Its county seat is Fayette. The county was organized January 23, 1816 and named for Benjamin Howard, the first Governor of the Missouri Territory.