the communities of Owen
Clark County, Wisconsin
Tucked into northern Clark County, Owen and Withee welcome you to its
quiet and friendly
communities. Owen and Withee are the little twin cities of Wisconsin. Although two separate municipalities, the City of Owen and Village of Withee are located
only one mile apart, but operate and cooperate as one community. Though small
in size, the Owen-Withee area is host to over 125 individual businesses that provide many
unique and exciting products and services for you to enjoy. Many of these
businesses are located
in the surrounding countryside and provide you an opportunity to enjoy the scenic farms,
woods, and rivers that we are graced with. While visiting, take a
drive down the
picturesque and historical Yellowstone Trail.
A proud tradition is apparent in both of these beautiful
communities. Graceful trees hover over the well maintained streets criss-crossing
through Owen-Withee. These streets will lead you to beautiful parks,
walking trails, highly academic schools, shopping and dining. Owen-Withee
is a wonderful place to live and work. You will find that it is
steadily with new housing, quality education, and new businesses,
retains the warmth and friendliness
of a small town.
City of Owen was founded by the lumber
baron, John S. Owen, in 1883, and was incorporated in 1904. One of the most historical buildings remaining in our community is the Old Woodland Hotel on
Main Street built by the Owen Lumber Company in the early 1900s. The historical Carriage House, along with the gymnasium, are being
In Owen, one might enjoy a nature walk in the majestic forests along the Popple River,
a picnic at the Owen Park watching the colorful ducks or watching
the sunset from the High Bridge. Owen offers a paved bike trail that leads to
the village of Withee for the dedicated roller-bladers, bike riders, and
walkers. Winter offers fantastic ski and snowmobile trails and sledding down
Tennis Shoe Hill. Hunters and fisherman will
benefit from the woodlands and
multitude of lakes and streams in the area. For the avid golfer, Owen boasts a
beautiful nine-hole golf course to challenge your talents. Owen may be a small town in size, but if offers large opportunities.
This community also has a friendly atmosphere, where there are no strangers,
and genuine concern for each other. Owen welcomes visitors and new residents, come see what's going on in Owen!
The Village of Withee
was founded in 1870, and named after a school teacher
Maine, W.H. Withee, and was incorporated as a
village in 1901. The Soo Railroad
brought in booming business to the area, developing into the
principal shipping point for
D.J. Spaulding Mills. Withee retains all
its small town charm with a friendly population
of 507 people.
Located just off the Black River, Withee offers many opportunities for the
outdoor enthusiast. The avid fisherman will find the perfect spot to fish. The
North Woods offers many opportunities for those who enjoy hunting. For the active
person, there is tennis, softball, biking, fishing, and snowmobiling.
Stop by one of the friendly taverns to unwind and engage in friendly
conversation. Don't forget to stop at our local Mennonite stores for a real
taste of country life. Withee is now easily accessible from the new four-lane
Highway 29. Stop in and spend some time in Withee!