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Owen County is located in west central Indiana. The first settlers arrived in Owen County in 1816. The county was organized in 1818, and was authorized as a county by the state in 1819.
Owen County was named for Abraham Owen, a member of the Kentucky Militia, who was killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.
Owen County has a population of approximately 24,500 people.
The population of Spencer, the county seat, is about 2,700.
The Owen County Courthouse was built in 1911, replacing the original brick structure.