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Welcome to Owego ...

Owego is located in Woodbury County<1>.

The location of Owego has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Owego is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Owego lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Owego, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for Owego: (712)

Communities Also Named Owego ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Owego - they are located in New York, North Dakota and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Owego.

Communities near Owego ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Owego.

  • Sioux City [Woodbury County]
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    • Sioux City [Woodbury County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Owego
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,759 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sioux City<5>
  • South Sioux City [Dakota County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sioux City
    • South Sioux City [Dakota County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Owego
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,833 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Sioux City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Sioux City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Sioux City<5>
  • Sergeant Bluff [Woodbury County]
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    • Sergeant Bluff [Woodbury County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Owego
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,119 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sergeant Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sergeant Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sergeant Bluff<5>
  • Onawa [Monona County]
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    • Onawa [Monona County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Owego
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,766 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onawa<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dakota City [Dakota County]
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      • Dakota City [Dakota County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Owego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,863 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dakota City<5>
    • Moville [Woodbury County]
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      • Moville [Woodbury County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Owego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,651 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moville<5>
    • Sloan [Woodbury County]
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      • Sloan [Woodbury County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Owego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 996 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sloan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sloan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sloan<5>
    • Lawton [Woodbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawton
      • Lawton [Woodbury County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Owego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawton
    • Winnebago [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnebago
      • Winnebago [Thurston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Owego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnebago have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnebago
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnebago<5>
    • Walthill [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walthill
      • Walthill [Thurston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Owego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 836 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walthill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walthill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walthill<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Owego. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Owego.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Owego. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Owego.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Owego. See our Newspapers Page for Owego.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Owego ...

Looking for more information about Owego? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Owego, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Owego.

Adding Owego to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Owego in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Owego was on a map titled Map of Iowa (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Owego on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Woodbury County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Owego. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Woodbury County: www.woodbury-ia.com/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Woodbury, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Owego - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Owego) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Owego. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2794, Longitude: -96.1545       In this case, the coordinates for Owego have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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