Thorntown Indiana

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Anson Mills

William LaFollette

Boone County Geneology

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1887 Account of Thorntown History

Thorntown-Lebanon Traction Line

Mills Fountain

The original Mills Fountain was located in the intersection

of Main and Market Streets, and was donated

by Anson Mills.


The "Helen at the Well" Fountian is located in front of the Thorntown Public Library and acknowledges the importance of the "Mills Fountian" and General Mills' donation to the town

Downtown Thorntown
Main St. Looking East 2010


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.

Thorntown is known for its fall festival "Festival of the Turning Leaves", small town atmosphere, great school system, beautifully expanded library, new art center, fine dining, and its rich Indian history.

The latitude of Thorntown is 40.129N. The longitude is -86.606W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 856 feet.

Thorntown has its own elementary school, Thorntown Elementary School (home of the Kewasakees), and since 1974 it has been consolidated into the Western Boone Jr.-Sr. High School (home of the Stars) with a large percentage of the county. The other two school systems being the Lebanon School Corporation and the Zionsville School Corportation.


Historic Thorntown Pictures: courtesy of Thorntown Library (click below for link)

 Historic Thorntown

updated April 25, 2016