About Us

About Us

Founding Fathers Howeth Title Company

William Howeth
William Howeth

William Howeth

(b. 1818 – d. 1891) One of 16 children, William Howeth was born in Tennessee, and, with his parents and other family members, was a true pioneer, moving to The Republic of Texas when he was young. They were among the first settlers of Cooke County, and William served in the Texas Reserve Corps. Five members of the Howeth family were killed in a tornado in 1854, and William’s father, Thomas, donated the land for the first cemetery in Cooke County, and Howeths were the first persons buried there. William became a deputy land surveyor for the State of Texas, a charter member of the First Methodist Church, a Mason, and he established the real estate and abstract company, W. W. Howeth, in 1869.
W. W. Howeth
W. W. Howeth

W. W. Howeth

(b. 1847 – d. 1913) At 14 years old, W. W. served in the Home Guards of Texas Calvary. A land surveyor like his father before him, he became a partner in the abstract company. He also farmed extensively and raised livestock. He organized the first savings and loan company in Gainesville, and he was elected mayor, too.
Jack Howeth
Jack Howeth

Jack Howeth

(b. 1887 – d. 1975) When Jack was a toddler, he had a bad cold settle in his ears, which it is believed, caused him to be nearly deaf for the rest of his life. He grew up working on the family farm and helping his dad with surveying and the abstract business, teaching himself to type. Despite his deafness, he attended college at Texas A & M for two years. His brother, Grady, was attending law school at the University of Texas, and when their dad, W. W. Howeth, needed help with his business operation, the decision was made for Grady to continue his education and for Jack to come home and run the business. He served as Mayor Pro Tem of Gainesville at one time, was on the city council, a lodge member, active in the Methodist Church and was church treasurer.
Don Howeth
Don Howeth

Jack Howeth

Don wanted to join the military when he was a teenager, but his father, Jack Howeth, thought it wiser for him to continue his education after high school, so Don attended Texas A & M. Then, while in college, he was drafted by the U.S. Army. He attended boot camp in the 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Unit, Mule Pack Artillery Training in Fort Sill, OK during World War II, and afterward served in Italy. Pack artillery is made up of weapons that are light enough to be transported by mules usually, weapons like 75mm howitzers. Rudyard Kipling on pack / mountain artillery:

“They send us along where the roads are, but mostly we go where they ain’t: We’d climb up the side of a sign-board an’ trust to the stick o’ the paint… An’ a drop into nothin’ beneath you as straight as a
beggar can spit.”

Don eventually went back to school graduated in 1946 from Texas A & M with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural engineering. Don says, I never aspired to be a leader I was glad to serve. A true patriot, in 1952, Don joined the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict and served on a minesweeper. In 1956, Don left the service and worked for Texaco outside of Long Beach, CA. But, Don said, I always knew where my destiny was. so he came back to his roots in Gainesville, Texas to run the abstract business full time. He served 2 terms on the school board, 1 term on the college board, was president of the local United Way, and was on the board of the Chamber of Commerce. He is a Mason and an avid golfer.

The men of the Howeth Family these “founding fathers” of Gainesville Texas have been leaders in the Gainesville Texas and Cooke County area for over 145 years. Their company Howeth Title was founded on the highest principles of doing business and continues that tradition to this day. The people at howeth title are there to provide quality title search assistance in the Gainesville, TX location from the best state-of-the-art title plant available in Cooke county.

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About Us – Cooke County Texas’ Oldest Title Expert

  • Established in 1869, we are the oldest and most experienced escrow and title service in Cooke County Texas / Gainesville Texas
  • Our facilities are the largest of any title agency in Cooke County or Gainesville, TX.
  • Our office has more personnel than any other title expert in Gainesville Cooke County Texas, many with over 20 years of experience in the industry
  • Our abstract department is open to oil and gas researchers/landmen
  • We provide all fee simple title products such as run sheets or O & E Reports, from title evidence to title insurance as may be requested.
  • We handle real estate closings and related fiduciary responsibilities.
  • We are experienced in residential and commercial title transactions
  • We represent more underwriters than any title expert in Gainesville, Texas or countywide in Cooke County TX. and are proud to represent these companies

Howeth Title Company Underwriters

Our professional closing teams, our title examiners, and the rest of our dedicated production staff ensure our customers the quality products and services they deserve as well as excellent value for their money.

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Howeth Title Company is the oldest (in operation since 1869), most experienced, longest operating title agency in Cooke County in North Texas in the city of Gainesville Texas. Representing more underwriters than any of our competitors with a staff of well trained knowledgeable staff. We not only handle commercial and residential property our title abstract department is open to both oil and gas researchers and land men. Whether you are from Gainesville Tx. or Cooke County Texas or thinking about moving into the area, we are the title agency that can help you. Who do you really want handling your title needs? Contact us!

Our Testimonials

"We used this Title company for a closing, they worked really hard and did a really good job getting us the closing table, they were a pleasure to work with. Thank you guys! I will be back!"

Lena Smith

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:02:19+00:00

Lena Smith

"We used this Title company for a closing, they worked really hard and did a really good job getting us the closing table, they were a pleasure to work with. Thank you guys! I will be back!"
"Great people, easy to work with, very professional. Would highly recommend."

Robert Litvin

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:02:42+00:00

Robert Litvin

"Great people, easy to work with, very professional. Would highly recommend."
"Outstanding customer service! Highly recommend them if you need this type of service!"

Rnandez

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:04:33+00:00

Rnandez

"Outstanding customer service! Highly recommend them if you need this type of service!"
"First time home owner with a great deal of obstacles I had to deal with. Despite all that, I was guided through them all with all questions answered and all my worries settled with or assisted with the best of their ability. They even offered assistance with any questions after I had purchased my home. They've all been wonderful."

Rogelio Monteagudo

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:01:46+00:00

Rogelio Monteagudo

"First time home owner with a great deal of obstacles I had to deal with. Despite all that, I was guided through them all with all questions answered and all my worries settled with or assisted with the best of their ability. They even offered assistance with any questions after I had purchased my home. They've all been wonderful."
"Jolynn and her team are AMAZING! Howeth Title is by far my favorite Title Company to work with, my transactions here have been easy and effortless and I’ll be closing with them every time I can!
Staff is lovely and I truly enjoy my closings with them!"

Monica Rivera

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2024-03-07T21:53:04+00:00

Monica Rivera

"Jolynn and her team are AMAZING! Howeth Title is by far my favorite Title Company to work with, my transactions here have been easy and effortless and I’ll be closing with them every time I can! Staff is lovely and I truly enjoy my closings with them!"
"JoLynn Sutton, thank you so much for the fun closing and for taking the time to explain all the paperwork. Your knowledge and sweet personality was much appreciated. I will try to do all my future closings with you and will recommend you to everybody I know. I’ve never had such an enjoyable closing. Thanks again!"

Howell Ticker

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:01:18+00:00

Howell Ticker

"JoLynn Sutton, thank you so much for the fun closing and for taking the time to explain all the paperwork. Your knowledge and sweet personality was much appreciated. I will try to do all my future closings with you and will recommend you to everybody I know. I’ve never had such an enjoyable closing. Thanks again!"
"Quick, professional, helpful, and friendly. Great experience."

Emily Woodard

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:05:17+00:00

Emily Woodard

"Quick, professional, helpful, and friendly. Great experience."
"JoLynn was very professional knowledgable and took the time for me to understand what I was signing. She was also a very beautiful, fun caring person. Thanks for all your help. I highly recommend Jolynn to everybody."

Judessa H

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:00:15+00:00

Judessa H

"JoLynn was very professional knowledgable and took the time for me to understand what I was signing. She was also a very beautiful, fun caring person. Thanks for all your help. I highly recommend Jolynn to everybody."
"What an amazing experience. Kristi was so helpful and informative! We also have 3 littles and they tended to our kiddos while we did the “boring” stuff. Highly recommend"

Regan Strand

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T13:58:57+00:00

Regan Strand

"What an amazing experience. Kristi was so helpful and informative! We also have 3 littles and they tended to our kiddos while we did the “boring” stuff. Highly recommend"
"Friendly staff and took the time to answer all questions. Located In Gainesville TX. Professional, polite, and informative. You won't be disappointed!"

K W

St. Gainesville, Whitesboro. Grayson Cty, Montague Cty, Denton Cty, TX | WW Howeth Title Co.
2023-12-12T14:06:33+00:00

K W

"Friendly staff and took the time to answer all questions. Located In Gainesville TX. Professional, polite, and informative. You won't be disappointed!"
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