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Indiana Counties

Indiana is divided into ninety-two counties. The oldest and newest Counties in Indiana are Knox County (created 1790) and Newton County (created 1857).Many Indiana counties are named for the US Founding Fathers and personalities of the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and Battle of Tippecanoe; early leaders of Indiana Territory and Indiana, as well as surrounding states like Michigan and Kentucky; plus Native American tribes and geographical features.

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Owen County, Indiana

Owen County Education, Geography, and History

Owen County, Indiana CourthouseOwen County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 21,575. Owen County was created on January 1, 1819. The county seat is Spencer. The county is named for Abraham Owen, hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe.

Owen County is part of the Bloomington, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Owen County Name

The county is named for War of 1812 hero Colonel Abraham Owen who was influential in the success of the Battle of Tippecanoe and there lost his life.

Demographics:

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Owen County History

Owen County was Organized January 1, 1819. It was named for Abraham Owen, a colonel who died at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

Owen County is divided into 13 Civil Townships as follows: Clay, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Lafayette, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, Taylor, Washington and Wayne.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 388 square miles (1,004 km2), of which 385 square miles (998 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7 km2) (0.68%) is water.

Owen county is located close to the center of Indiana.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Putnam County
  • Northeast: Morgan County
  • Southeast: Monroe County
  • Southwest: Greene County
  • Northwest: Clay County

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