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Cowan, Indiana is located in Indiana
Cowan, Indiana
Cowan, Indiana
Location in Indiana
Cowan, Indiana is located in the United States
Cowan, Indiana
Cowan, Indiana
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Indiana
County Delaware
Township Monroe
991 ft (302 m)
ZIP code
FIPS code 18-15526
GNIS feature ID 433055

Cowan is an unincorporated community in Monroe Township, Delaware County, Indiana.


Cowan was founded in 1869, when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Charles McCowan, a longtime resident who donated funds to build a church and school building.


The Cowan Street Light Festival was an annual event held in Cowan to raise money to pay for the electricity used by the town's street lights, with most funds raised by selling booths to vendors. Public education is administered by the Cowan Community School Corporation (formerly the Monroe Community School Corporation). The elementary (K-6) was ranked 8/10. The high school (7-12) was ranked 5/10. However, currently the festival no longer exists.


The Norfolk Southern Railway passes from north to south through town. Cowan is located one mile north of Oakville.

Notable people

  • Orville Harrold, opera singer
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