The Owensville Village Hall was built in 1859 as the Boston (original name of Owensville) Methodist Episcopal Church. Any knowledge of what had previously been on the site is uncertain, but it is believed that it was occupied by at least a couple of homes.
Former Owensville mayor John Mathews is familiar with the stories of the ghost of the town hall. He says many people have heard or seen who he and other village employees call “Nellie,” but no one knows of her background or why she is there, but there is some speculation she may have lived in one of the homes that were located on the site of the town hall.
Walter and Shirley Shipley of Owensville have cleaned the building at night.