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Owen County, Kentucky

US county information
NameOwen County
StateKentucky
SeatOwenton
Largest cityOwenton
US Area
Total Area354.16 sq mi (917.3 km2)
Land Area352.14 sq mi (912 km2)
Water Area2.02 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Population10547 (2000)
Density11.6/km2 (30/sq mi)
Named forAbraham Owen (1769 1811), killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Owen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 10,547 and was estimated at 11,380 in 2009. Its county seat is Owenton. The county is named for Colonel Abraham Owen. It is a prohibition or dry county, with the exception of a winery (Elk Creek Vineyards) that is authorized to sell its product to the public.


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