Cowan, Indiana facts for kids
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|Elevation||991 ft (302 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||433055|
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.
- Orville Harrold, opera singer
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