Short History

Thorntown is a town in Sugar Creek Township, Boone County, Indiana. The community name was derived from the English translation of the Miami Indian village name, Kawiakiungi (place of thorns), once located here. A post office was estalished at Thorntown in 1830 and Thorntown was platted the following year in 1831.

Thorntown Today

Thorntown is known for its fall festival "Festival of the Turning Leaves", small town atmosphere, great school system, beautifully expanded library, Sugar Creek Art Center, fine dining, the Big 4 Trail (which the local stretch is know as the Keewaskee Trail), and its rich Indian history.

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Thorntown 2018 Calendar


Meetings: August 6th & 20th

Executive meeting: August 20, 6:00


Meetings: September 17th

Turning of the Leaves Festival: September 28-30


Meetings: October 1st & 15th

Halloween: October 31st, 5:30 parade, 6-9:00 Trick or Treat


Meetings: November 19th


Meetings: December 3rd & 17th

Thorntown Municipal Code