Dating back to 1884, surveyors were on the ground laying out the townsite of Thornhill, located approximatley 4 miles west of the Town of Morden. The Canadian Pacific Railway Company inaugurated service between Winnipeg and Thornhill in December of 1882 with both freight and passenger service being offered.
Some of the more prominant businesses in Thornhills past include Jordan's big General Store, the Feed Mill, Jackson's Cheese Factory and numerous blacksmith shops. Many other businesses were established throughout the years including a lumber yard and Co-op store.
Thornhill remains a warm-hearted closely knit community. Many who call Thornhill home are descendants of the pioneers who opened and developed the community in the 1800's.
The Thornhill Community Center is located downtown and is available to be rented out by community groups.