Committee Members
  • Lynn Chambers
  • David Cook
  • Frances Fairfield
  • Mark Garing
  • Don Johnson
  • Floyd Fairfield
  • Florence Peery
  • Tom Prage
  • Thorntown Park Board

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You can leave cash or checks payable to Thorntown Keewasakee Trail, at Home National Bank. Your contributions are tax deductible. The money will be forwarded to the Community Foundation of Boone County who is acting as our holding body for tax purposes.

We have received matching grant of $3,000 which we hope to match with local contributions. Your contribution will be doubled! We need your support. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

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Story of the Rail Line

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Story of the Rail Line

According to Railroads of Indiana by Simons and Parker, the Lafayette and Indianapolis rail line started in 1852. Subsequent reorganizations became common and by 1889 our line was part of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis, commonly referred to as the "Big Four." In 1930, our line was leased to the New York Central. By 1976 it was under the ownership of Conrail. Rail service soon ceased and the rails were removed in 1990. The remainder of this railroad property was sold to John King of Lebanon in 1992.

The development of this man-made corridor will provide the town with an attractive, useful addition to the recreational facilities of the community.

In the future, this lineal parkway could connect with other communities that may develop their railroad beds as as well.

Map of the Thorntown Keewasakee Trail