Owen County

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Owen

Owen County is named for Abraham Owen, who was a colonel and who died at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

 

Created:  December 21, 1818 

County Seat: 

Lancaster  1819 – 1820

Spencer    1820 – present

 

County Courthouse – Spencer

 

Location:  60 South Main Street / Franklin Street

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Neo-Classical

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Putnam County and Morgan County

E – Morgan County and Monroe County

S – Greene County

W – Clay County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008