Owen County is named for Abraham Owen, who was a colonel and who died at the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Created: December 21, 1818
Lancaster 1819 – 1820
Spencer 1820 – present
County Courthouse – Spencer
Location: 60 South Main Street / Franklin Street
Built: 1910 – 1911
Architect: Jesse Townsend Johnson of Indianapolis
Contractor: Christian Kanzier & Son of Evansville
Description: The building faces west and is a three story light brown colored stone structure. The west front has a recessed entrance with small balcony above. There is a large window on the second story. A cornice runs below the roof line. On the center of the roof is a round green colored dome with clocks on each side.
Note: The previous courthouse was constructed by James Galletly in 1824. The building was enlarged in 1837.
S – Greene County
W – Clay County
Photos taken 2008