Owen, Indiana

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Owen
Unincorporated community
Clark County's location in Indiana
Clark County's location in Indiana
Owen is located in Clark County, Indiana
Owen
Owen
Location in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°27′29″N 85°32′31″W / 38.45806°N 85.54194°W / 38.45806; -85.54194Coordinates: 38°27′29″N 85°32′31″W / 38.45806°N 85.54194°W / 38.45806; -85.54194
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Township Owen
Elevation[1] 443 ft (135 m)
ZIP code 47111
FIPS code 18-57447[2]
GNIS feature ID 440789

Owen is an unincorporated community in Owen Township, Clark County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Owen was originally called Herculaneum, and under the latter name was founded in 1830.[3][4] A post office was established in Owen in 1878, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1933.[5] The community's namesake, John Owen, was a county official.[6]

Geography[edit]

Owen is located at 38°27′29″N 85°32′31″W / 38.45806°N 85.54194°W / 38.45806; -85.54194.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Andreas, Alfred Theodore (1876). "Clark County". Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana. Chicago: Baskin, Forster & Company. 
  4. ^ 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... 
  5. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana. Chicago printing Company. 1889. p. 11.