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Owen County, Kentucky


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Statistics & Facts

The Kentucky state capital is Frankfort.
The population of Owenton is approximately 1,306 (1990), 1327 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 603 (1990), 587 (2010).
The amount of land area in Owenton is 2.989 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Owenton to Washington DC is 444 miles.
The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 24 miles. (as the crow flies)
Owenton is positioned 38.53 degrees north of the equator and 84.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.


north-central Kentucky. Here is a map page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

On 15 January 1822, Owenton was made the county seat for Owen County. The county boundaries had been changed leaving the old seat, Hesler, away from the center of the county. Therefore, the county seat was moved to land owned by Andrew Parker, James Hess and William Forsee, where the new seat, Owenton, was developed. The first was held in Owenton occurred on 11 February 1822.
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Owenton Libraries

The Owen County Public Library
118 North Main Street
Owenton, Kentucky 40359
Phone: 502/484-3450 Owenton


The population of Owen County was:
1880 - 17,500
1990 - 9,035
1998 - 10,418

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