Owen Township, Clinton County, Indiana

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Owen Township
Township
County Road 600 North at Ellis, once a stop along the now-defunct railroad.
County Road 600 North at Ellis, once a stop along the now-defunct railroad.
Location of Owen Township in Clinton County
Location of Owen Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 40°23′25″N 86°30′56″W / 40.39028°N 86.51556°W / 40.39028; -86.51556Coordinates: 40°23′25″N 86°30′56″W / 40.39028°N 86.51556°W / 40.39028; -86.51556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clinton
Organized 1843
Named for Robert Dale Owen
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 24.98 sq mi (64.7 km2)
 • Land 24.98 sq mi (64.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 784 ft (239 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 930
 • Density 37.2/sq mi (14.4/km2)
FIPS code 18-57456[2]
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.[3] The township was named for Robert Dale Owen of New Harmony.[4]

History[edit]

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.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 24.98 square miles (64.7 km2), all land.[3]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

Cemeteries:

  • Mount Hope
  • Old Chaney
  • ...and more

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. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  4. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. p. 32. 
  5. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Owen Township". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. 

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