Celebrating 50 years

Thorntons, a leading independent convenience and fuel center retailer, operates over 200 stores across 6 states and continues to grow in both current and new markets.

Founded by James H. Thornton in 1971, with our first store being located in Clarksville, Indiana, we are excited to be celebrating 50 years of service to our communities. It has been quite a ride across the years, but we could not be more proud of where we came from and what we have become. And not to mention, 50 years of the best guests we could ever ask for! Come visit any Thorntons location this summer and join us in the celebration of 50 years of Thorntons!


Purchased four stations in CT, VA, MD FL and purchased five stations from SIOCO.

November 1971


Thorntons Oil Established
(Stores 1, 2, 3, 4, 71, 73, 74, 75, 77)

November 1971


First store built by Thornton Oil from the
ground up in Clarksville, IN

November 1971

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