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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OwenCounty 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 countyseat 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.