"Owenton, Owen County, Kentucky" Owenton by Stephen-KarenConn

Owenton Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 7 photos

Owenton, the seat of Owen county, was founded in 1822 with the opening of the Owenton post office. Both the city and the county are named for Col. Abraham Owen, and Indian fighter who came as an early settler to Kentucky from Virginia in 1785. He served in the Kentucky legislature and senate and was a delegate to the state's constitutional convention in 1799. Owen was killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe, in northwestern Indiana.

The population of Owen was 1,306 in 1990. There are about 11,000 inhabitants in the entire County. It is in a beautiful rural area of northern Kentucky with rolling green hills, small farms and friendly salt-of-the-earth people.

  • Last visit to Owenton: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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    Jun 26, 2007 at 7:31 PM

    See, there is excitement in the smallest of towns. Only you could encounter such events. Loved this page & your explanations about what constitutes a visit to a county. Vicariously, I'm enjoying the tour of all counties; especially fond of Kentucky.

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