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Spencer in Owen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Owen County Courthouse

 
 
Owen County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, January 28, 2008
1. Owen County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Owen County formed by General Assembly, 1819. Spencer selected county seat, 1820. Neoclassical building designed by Jesse T. Johnson, Indianapolis and built by Christian Kanzler & Son, Evansville (1910-1911),was second courthouse on land donated by Daniel Beem. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1994.
 
Erected 1997 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Owen County Preservation, Inc. (Marker Number 60.1997.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 39° 17.117′ N, 86° 45.739′ W. Marker is in Spencer, Indiana, in Owen County. Marker is at the intersection of East Market St and South Main Street on East Market St. Southwest corner of Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer IN 47460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Owen County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Owen County (Indiana) War Memorial
Owen County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, January 28, 2008
2. Owen County Courthouse Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolution War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana (approx. 0.3 miles away); To the Memory of Those Who Served Their Country (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ferry Bridge (approx. 5.6 miles away); Stinesville Limestone Industry (approx. 6 miles away); The Ten O'Clock Line (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencer.
 
Courthouse dome image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, January 28, 2008
3. Courthouse dome
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,614 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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