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  • The name of Owenton may be a reference to Thomas Hennington Owen (1814-1884), a merchant and planter and Jefferson County Commissioner who financed the construction of a forge and tannery near Tannehill. I don't know of an actual connection to this community, but it is perhaps notable that a section of 8th Avenue West running in front of Owenton College is shown as "Hennington Avenue" in Kelley's 1922 map. --Dystopos (talk) 18:33, 6 April 2017 (PDT)
    • Update: Apparently the original land for the college, in the established community of Owen, was donated by a Thomas H. Owen's son, Rose Wellington Owen. --Dystopos (talk) 18:37, 6 April 2017 (PDT)
      • Update 2: Rose's son, Thomas McAdory Owen, explained it better. --Dystopos (talk) 18:50, 6 April 2017 (PDT)