Welcome to the official website of the Village of Thurston in Walnut Township, Fairfield County, Ohio.  Thurston is located 1 mile east of the intersection of Routes 37 and 256.  Our current population is 604 (2020 Census). Click here for a map.

The Village Office Hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 1 pm.

Village Survey
Please take this anonymous survey to share your input about planning for growth in Thurston. Thank you for your input!  Click HERE.

There will be a 2024 Budget Hearing at the beginning of the June 14, 2023 Council meeting at 7pm at the Municipal Building.  The public is invited to attend.

New Elm St. Park Dedication

The Village Mayor, Village Council, Village personnel, and a few residents gathered at the new Elm St. Park located at 8103/8109 Elm St. on Saturday April 29th at 10am to dedicate the new park.  Hot dogs, chips and water was served.  Mayor Mary Boring made a short dedication speech, which is listed below.

“Ernie Harter was a lifelong  resident of Thurston.  He played basketball for Thurston High School and graduated from Thurston High School in 1938.  He was a firefighter for the Village of Thurston and was a member on the Thurston Village Council for many years.  He became mayor for Thurston on August 4th, 1988.  He was a valuable and key player in establishing the municipal water system from the Village of Baltimore to the Village of Thurston.  He owned and operated a car dealership for many years in the Village of Thurston.  He attended most council meetings after I became Mayor.  He was always there to lend a helping hand and  keep up to date on everything and gave knowledge to every new council ember that came on board.  I did a proclamation for Ernie on March  1st, 2010.  It was well deserved and every March 1st is Ernie Harter Day in the Village of Thurston and I am proud to dedicate this park to Ernie Harter.”

Mosquito Spraying is set for the following Wednesday evenings this summer:
June 14th
July 12th
August 9th
September 6th

The 2021 Consumer Confidence Report for our water system is available for review.  Please click here.

2023 Meeting Schedule

Thurston Village Council will meet on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month at 7:00 p.m.

The Safety Committee and Service Committee will meet on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month at 7:00 p.m.

The Finance Committee and Records Committee will meet as necessary.  Meetings will be posted at least 24 hours in advance.

All meetings will be held at the Village Municipal Building, 2215 Main St., Thurston
Village residents are encouraged to attend all meetings!!

Village Officials


Term Expires
Mayor Mary Boring 12/31/2023
Fiscal Officer Aaron Reedy  
Council Robert Ortman 12/31/2023
Council Steve Martin 12/31/2025
Council Pauline Whited 12/31/2025
Council Scott Whited 12/31/2025
Council OPEN SEAT 12/31/2025
Council Logan Matos  12/31/2023
Village Secretary Carly Sparrow  
Solicitor Brian Zetts  
Village Administrator Carly Sparrow  

Please be advised that e-mail is NOT checked daily and will be answered as soon as possible.  The village has no full-time employees.

Walnut Creek Sewer District Trustees (from Thurston) Term Expires
Bev Reese 12/31/2024
Scott Whited 12/31/2025
Logan Matos 12/31/2023

To report a water emergency after hours, or check on any current water system issues, please call the office and dial extension 205.  If any messages are left on this extension, only emergencies will be responded to in a timely manner.

To sign up for e-mail alerts about water issues/and important Village information, please click HERE, and send an e-mail to clerk@thurstonohio.com.  You'll be added to a mailing list that will receive updates as we have them.

Thurston Post Office Complaints

This office has received several complaints regarding mail service at the Thurston Post Office.  If you wish to make complaints about mail service, please contact Jake Kidd 740-862-4620 between 8am - noon or e-mail jacob.l.kidd@usps.gov.