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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.
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.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
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.
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.
Bordering counties are as follows: