The Owen County Public Library

1370 HWY 22 East

Owenton, KY 40359-9201 

Phone: 502-484-3450

Fax: 502-484-3463

Owen County Library On-Line

The Owen County Public Library new hours are:

Mon-Thursday 9:30am-8pm

Friday-Saturday 9:30-5pm

Sunday closed

 The Library houses the records of the County Clerk's office on microfilm. The Library has a microfilm reader, and a printer. Xerox copies of printed materials may be made for $0.10/copy. Several titles among the Library's collection should be of interest to historians and genealogists. The staff will gladly answer simple inquiries and forward requests for information to members of the Historical Society.

Genealogists traveling to Owen Co. may be interested to know that the Owen County Courthouse is closed on Wednesdays and on Saturday afternoons.

Telephone number 502-484-3450

Our Director is Jennifer Nippert

Our Local History Librarians are Lisa York & Bonnie Strassell



Owen County Historical Society/Museum

The Owen County Historical Society, 206 North Main Street, Owenton, KY meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Odd Fellows’ Hall located at 141 West Seminary Street in Owenton. For more information visit their website at

The Owen County Historical Society maintains a collection of historical and genealogical materials housed at the library. This collection includes local records, family histories, census records, and cemetery records. The library also houses the county newspaper (News-Herald) microfilms from 1905 to 1995. The Historical Society has a number of publications for sale which may be purchased through the Library.