Hello and welcome to the Owen County INGenWeb Project. Owen County was formed in 1819. It was named after Abraham Owen, a colonel who died at the Battle of Tippecanoe. If you have any material that relates to the genealogy and history of Owen County, Indiana consider submitting for use on this web site. Your help will be much appreciated by me and fellow Owen County researchers.
The Owen County INGenWeb Project was originally established for the goal of sharing genealogical and historical information to benefit all who have ancestors that live or have passed through this county.
In March or April of 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Indiana Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Indiana, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they would be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. If you are interested in becoming the county coordinator for an Indiana county, contact the INGenWeb State Coordinator by clicking on her name at the left.
Please contact me if you have research questions concerning Owen County, and I will find an answer to the best of my ability. I work full time in Monroe County but I can make the trip to Owen if necessary.