The Pride of Gibson County

Nestled in the southwest corner of Indiana, Owensville offers a lifestyle of a unique balance and blend of rural, suburban, and industrial life. As our famous Watermelon Fest proves year after year, you can't find friendlier people anywhere else.

Love nature?  The Wabash River, fabled in song, is a stone's throw away. We enjoy a four season climate. Hoosiers joke that "Every season has three seasons in one. If you don't like today's weather, wait a day. It'll change. "The Fall foliage is breathtaking. Winter offers just enough snow so that children are well versed in the construction of snowmen (and that Hoosier love for baseball and basketball means strong accurate arms for snowballs). Spring brings the farmers and gardeners out to tend that amazing Indiana soil. Summers are just right for swimming, water skiing, and all the other summer sports.

Agriculture is a respected and important aspect of our community. The work ethic that made America great is evidenced in our local farmers - working hard to feed our great nation.

Industry is no stranger - Cinergy Corp.'s Gibson Generating Station and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana's plant are world class producers of energy and vehicles.

Owensville - where we still live the American Dream.

Watermelon Festival 2016: July 28, 29, & 30
If you have any questions or comments you can contact Vanessa Riggs at 812-724-4151.

Public Meetings

         TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS                

1st Tuesday of each month

6:30   p.m.

Owensville Town Hall

108 West Brummitt Street



    2nd Tuesday of each month

6:30 p.m.

  Owensville Town Hall

108 West Brummitt Street


Tips for new Residents

All new town residents should be aware of a few ordinances that our town strictly enforces.

  • Burning of leaves upon the town streets is prohibited. As well as burning outside the hours of 8am and 5pm.
  • The depositing of grass clippings into the streets or gutters is declared unlawful.
  • All properties must keep weeds and grasses cut.
  • Accumulation of junk, waste, garbage, and refuse upon real property located within the corporate limits are declared to be a nuisance.
  • No person shall allow the continuous barking, yelping, whining or howling of a dog. Animals shall be confined to the owner's property and not permitted to run loose.
  • No person shall store, park, or allow to remain in the open upon public or private premises any abandoned vehicle within the limits of the town of Owensville.

Town Attorney

Unlike cities, there is no statute establishing the position of the town attorney, nor requiring the appointment of a chief legal officer for the town. However, virtually every town has an attorney who represents the town and generally manages the town's legal affairs, under the direction of the town council either as an employee or as independent contractor. The town attorney is the town's primary source of legal advice and usually drafts ordinances and other legal documents. He or she represents the town in legal proceedings and serves at the pleasure of the town council. Compensation is determined by the council, just as it is for the marshal and all other town employees and officials. There is no statute governing the responsibilities of the town attorney, who represents the town in much the same manner as an attorney does any other client.

The Owensville Town Attorney is Ray Druley

Town Employees:

  Dean Short, Supervisor

  Randy Ross, Operator

  David Julian, Sr. Laborer

   Billy J. Ross, Sr. Laborer

Employment Application 2013 (pdf)