Owen County, Indiana

Settled as early as 1816, Owen County is a historic haven known for its vistas and valleys. Open landscapes, serene panoramas and spacious streams come particularly alive when Autumn transforms the Indiana landscape and summer gives way to harvest hues and Apple Butter Festivals.

Enjoy the Victorian styles of Spencer’s residential neighborhoods or take a day trip to Owen Valley Winery. Don’t miss the Tivoli Theatre, which still operates more than 75 years after its 1928 opening.


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The quiet, rolling hills, peaceful, easy rivers, and beautiful, old-growth forests of Owen County are a welcoming area of seclusion just minutes away from the busy cities of Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana. Offering plenty of room to go off-roading, hiking, or wherever the day takes you, Owen County’s small-town environment makes it a family-friendly place to live, learn, play, and grow.

Roll the windows down and take a leisurely cruise through downtown Spencer, past locally-owned businesses, and wave hello at friends and neighbors. The recently revitalized business area boasts an array of options for your dining and shopping pleasure, as well as serving other typical needs. International cuisine, interesting boutiques, and locally-crafted art are all available in the heart of the community.

Hike through the forest and hunt morel mushrooms in the spring. Hang out in a hammock all summer. Catch Friday night football at Owen Valley High School on chilly nights in the fall. Gather around the fire pit with family and friends in the winter. Raise your family. Grow old together.