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Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Owensville is approximately 3,100 (2000), 2676 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,129 (1990), 1081 (2010).
The amount of land area in Owensville is 4.231 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Owensville to Washington DC is 822 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Owensville is positioned 38.34 degrees north of the equator and 91.49 degrees west of the prime meridian.


67 miles West of I-44
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History & History Related Items

Most Owensville natives and history buffs realize that, according to legend, Owensville really should be Lusterville. Over 140 years ago, an Irish immigrant who was a blacksmith by trade-Edward Luster-won a horseshoe pitching match that was to decide the name of a small settlement located at the junction of Iron and Springfield Roads. To console his upset competitor and friend, Frank Owen, Luster insisted that the small town be called Owen'sville. The name was later condensed to Owensville.

Luster homesteaded much of the land that now makes up Owensville. But as history has it, Owensville is a name that is shared by two other towns in the US., Owensville, Ohio and Owensville, Indiana. Population is 2500.

Located in Owensville, is the historical Owensville Hotel, the Ozark Hotel or the Railroad Hotel, as it was called. It was constructed in 1910 to serve railroad clientele and has been restored by the Gasconade County Historical Society. Renovation began in 1992, with the goal of establishing a museum and was opened to the public in 2000. Each month, they feature a new exhibit. Admission is free. Hours are on Fridays 1-4 and Saturdays 9-1 and other times by appointment. 573-437-5617

Here is a history page for Owensville.
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Owensville is the business hub for several small towns that surround it. It possesses an active business and strong industrial community, excellent schools, many churches, and varied organizations. The Gasconade county fair is held here, each July. Owensville offers the benefits of rural life. We have two beautiful lake developments. We are proud of the caring people who live here. Clean neighborhoods exemplify individual and community pride.
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Owensville City Government

Owensville City Hall
Phone: 573-437-2812

Owensville is a member of the Gasconade County Enterprise Zone

Owensville Chamber

Owensville Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 573-437-4270

Owensville Organizations

Owensville Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 573-437-4270

Owensville Libraries

Scenic Regional Library
Owensville, Missouri 65066
Phone: 573-437-2188
Hours: Tues. thru Fri. 9-5, Sat. till l, Wed. till 7, Closed Sun. Mon.
(please call ahead to be sure of hours or operation)
librarian: Linda Little (as of 1-4-02)

Owensville Schools

Gasconade County R-11 Schools
405 E Lincoln Ave
Owensville, MO 65066
Phone: 573-437-2177 Owensville


The population of Owensville was:
1990 - 2,325
2000 - 3,100

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