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.

Cleanup and Beautification

Town cleanup will take place May 6th and the beautification of main street will take place May 20th.

Thorntown 2017 Calendar


April 29th- Boone County Household Hazordous Waste, Electronics, and Tire Recycle and Disposal

April 29th 11:00 A.M.- Lion's Club Festival Fundraiser at the Depot.


May 6th- Town Cleanup

Meetings: May 8th and May 15th

May 20th- Beautification of Main Street


Meetings: June 19th


Meetings:  July 17th


Meetings: August 7th & August 21st


Meetings: September 4th and September 18th


Meetings: October 16th


Meetings: November 6th and November 20th


Meetings: December 18th