Owens, TX (Brown County)


By: Jeanne F. Lively

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: July 23, 2021


Owens, also known as Clio, is located eight miles north of Brownwood on U.S. Highway 183 in central Brown County. The town was settled in the early 1870s. The post office, granted in 1878 as Clio, was renamed for E. Owens, who donated the townsite, in 1910. It closed sometime after 1930. John W. Yantis promoted sawmills in the area. In the 1930s the town had a school, a church, two businesses, and a number of scattered homes. In 1949 Owens had one business and a population of 100. In 1953 it had a population of forty and no businesses; in 1965 the population was sixty. No census data was reported for Owens after 1965. In 1983 the community had two churches and a single business. It was still shown on county highway maps in 2000.

James C. White, The Promised Land: A History of Brown County (Brownwood, Texas: Brownwood Banner, 1941).

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1952
July 23, 2021

Place
Owens
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378814
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Brown County
Associated Names

Clio

Yantis' Store

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.84792660°
  • Longitude: -98.92588540°
Population Counts
People Year
16 2009