Clark County's location in Indiana
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Owen was originally called Herculaneum, and under the latter name was founded in 1830. A post office was established in Owen in 1878, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1933. The community's namesake, John Owen, was a county official.
Owen is located at.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Andreas, Alfred Theodore (1876). "Clark County". Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana. Chicago: Baskin, Forster & Company.
- Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 254. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3.
The village was laid out in 1830 as Herculaneum...
- "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana. Chicago printing Company. 1889. p. 11.
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