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Welcome to Thorntown ...

The town of Thorntown is located in Boone County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thorntown has a population of 1,571 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Thorntown.

Thorntown is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Thorntown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Thorntown (for example, toward Danville (IL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Thorntown is within the boundaries of the (765) area code.

The ZIP code for Thorntown: 46071<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thorntown had an population of 1,571 people. This is an increase of 3.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thorntown had a population of 1,520 people. This makes Thorntown the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Thorntown represents 0.02% of the total population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 246th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,520 people, the population of Thorntown decreased 2.69% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,562 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Thorntown.

Communities Also Named Thorntown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Thorntown - it's located in Delaware.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Thorntown.

Communities near Thorntown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Thorntown.

  • Crawfordsville [Montgomery County]
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    • Crawfordsville [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Thorntown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,151 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawfordsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawfordsville<6>
  • Lebanon [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
    • Lebanon [Boone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Thorntown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,120 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<6>
  • Frankfort [Clinton County]
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    • Frankfort [Clinton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Thorntown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,756 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankfort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankfort<6>
  • Whitestown [Boone County]
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    • Whitestown [Boone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Thorntown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,586 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitestown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitestown<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pittsboro [Hendricks County]
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      • Pittsboro [Hendricks County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Thorntown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,812 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsboro<6>
    • Dayton [Tippecanoe County]
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      • Dayton [Tippecanoe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Thorntown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,667 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<6>
    • Mulberry [Clinton County]
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      • Mulberry [Clinton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Thorntown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,213 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<6>
    • Ladoga [Montgomery County]
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      • Ladoga [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Thorntown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ladoga<6>
    • Jamestown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Thorntown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 928 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<6>
    • Darlington [Montgomery County]
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      • Darlington [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Thorntown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 860 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darlington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Thorntown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thorntown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thorntown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thorntown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thorntown. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Thorntown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thorntown ...

Looking for more information about Thorntown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Thorntown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thorntown.

Adding Thorntown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Thorntown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Thorntown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Thorntown on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1908.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Thorntown on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Indiana

About Boone County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thorntown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Boone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thorntown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thorntown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Thorntown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thorntown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thorntown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thorntown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThorntownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thorntown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1294, Longitude: -86.6080    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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