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Owensville, California

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Owensville, California

For communities or former communities with a similar name, see Owensville (disambiguation).
Unincorporated community
Location in California

Coordinates: 37°24′03″N 118°20′44″W / 37.40083°N 118.34556°W / 37.40083; -118.34556Coordinates: 37°24′03″N 118°20′44″W / 37.40083°N 118.34556°W / 37.40083; -118.34556

Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
Elevation 4,117 ft (1,255 m)

Owensville (also, Glen Mary) is a former settlement in Inyo County, California.[1] It was located west of the future site of the modern-day town of Laws.[1] Owensville was started as a mining camp in 1863.[1] By 1871 it had been abandoned.[1]

A post office operated at Owensville from 1866 to 1870, when it was transferred to Bishop (then called Bishop Creek).[1] From 1868 to 1869, the town was called Glen Mary.[1] The site is now registered as California Historical Landmark #230 as the "First Permanent White Habitation in Owens Valley".[2]


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