Welcome to the City of Owensville, MO

Owensville is located in Gasconade County in east central Missouri and is the business hub for several small towns that surround Owensville.

It possesses an active business community, a strong industrial community, an excellent school system, many churches of all denominations and sizes, and varied organizations for adults and youth. Fairs and festivals during the year provide community spirit and good times. We are proud of the caring people and the individual community pride.

Owensville is surrounded by hills and woods that are beautiful in every season. Owensville offers the benefits of rural life with City services. We are fortunate to have two beautiful lake developments within a few minutes drive of Owensville.

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History of Owensville

Over 140 years ago, an Irish immigrant who was a blacksmith by trade-Edward Luster-won a horseshoe pitching match that was to decide the name of a small settlement located at the junction of Iron & Springfield Roads. But to console his upset competitor and friend – Frank Owen – Luster insisted that the small town be called Owens’ville. The name was later condensed to Owensville.
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