Owen Township, Clinton County, Indiana
County Road 600 North at Ellis, once a stop along the now-defunct railroad.
Location of Owen Township in Clinton County
|Named for||Robert Dale Owen|
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||24.98 sq mi (64.7 km2)|
|• Land||24.98 sq mi (64.7 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||784 ft (239 m)|
|• Density||37.2/sq mi (14.4/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||453701|
Owen Township is one of fourteen townships in Clinton County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 930 and it contained 334 housing units. The township was named for Robert Dale Owen of New Harmony.
Originally included in Jackson Township, Owen was organized as a separate township in March, 1843. It lost a one mile (1.6 km) strip along its southern border to Union Township which was created in 1889, leaving Owen a five mile (8 km) by five mile square. The first settlers in the area were Elihu Short, Samuel Gray, John Temple and John Miller in 1828.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 24.98 square miles (64.7 km2), all land.
(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)
- Democrat Township, Carroll County (north)
- Burlington Township, Carroll County (northeast)
- Warren Township (east)
- Michigan Township (southeast)
- Union Township (south)
- Ross Township (west)
- Mount Hope
- Old Chaney
- ...and more
- "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.
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. p. 32.
- Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Owen Township". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company.