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, new art center, fine dining, and its rich Indian history.

Reworked Website

The website has been redone from the outdated format and has some pages still under construction, yet to be revealed. Thank you for your patience and enjoy the new website.


Turning of the Leaves Festival. Sep 23, 24, & 25.

Visitors from all over to enjoy a variety of activities, entertainers, craft and food vendors, a parade, a unique children's area, museum tours, and much, much more! For more information visit The Turning of the Leaves Festival's Website.

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