Owen Township, Clinton County, Indiana


Owen Township, Clinton County, Indiana
Owen Township
—  Township  —
County Road 600 North at Ellis, once a stop along the now-defunct railroad.
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 25 sq mi (64.74 km2)
 – Land 25 sq mi (64.74 km2)
 – Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 784 ft (239 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 923
 – Density 36.93/sq mi (14.26/km2)
FIPS code 18-57456[2]
GNIS feature ID 453701

Owen Township is one of fourteen townships in Clinton County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, its population was 923. The township was named for Robert Dale Owen of New Harmony.[3]

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History

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.[4]

Geography

Owen Township covers an area of 25 square miles (65 km2).

Unincorporated towns

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

Adjacent townships

Major highways

Cemeteries

Cemeteries:

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

References

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. pp. 32. 
  4. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Owen Township". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. 

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