Welcome to the official site of the Sweet Owen County Bicentennial! The year 2019 is a time to celebrate and promote events around the county to commemorate 200 years of history and heritage.


Owen County was established by an act of the Indiana Legislature, 1818-1819, but was being settled as early as 1816.  Indiana became a state in 1816 and was settled from the bottom up by land-hungry, adamantly independent Scotch-Irish, German and English folk with Appalachian frontier roots, including veterans of the American Revolution and the War of 1812.  Comrades of Kentuckian Abraham Owen, who died in the Battle of Tippecanoe, named the county in his honor.    


Discover the hidden history and natural wonders of Owen County during our bicentennial year. It is a peaceful place to live and visit. With lush hills and valleys, Sweet Owen is a beautiful scenic destination sure to inspire any time. Visit our Sweet Owen Convention and Visitors Bureau for information on everything from parks and recreation to shopping and places to dine to festival information. Check back regularly to this site for updates on bicentennial events.


Visit Sweet Owen County in 2019 and find out why we call it "Our Indiana Home."

© 2018 Owen County Bicentennial

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