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About Boswell, Indiana

Long known as the Hub of the Universe, Boswell is located along US Highway 41 in southern Benton County. The Town of Boswell was founded in 1872 by Parnaham Boswell. Nearly 800 people call this small town home in Grant Township.

Boswell has many advantages to offer any family or business considering a move. The town offers the ideal access to education and information with a fully accredited school system and a beautifully restored Carnegie library. A new park complements the other fine recreational and picnic areas. The Boswell utility system is second to none with plenty of capacity for expansion for business or new residences. Youth in Boswell attend Boswell Elementary School and Benton Central High School.

Living In Boswell

For residents or soon-to-be residents seeking information and assistance from the town or town government. Read below for information regarding the different municipal services available.



Boswell Water Department

Water Superintendent

Jim Turner


Wastewater Department

Wastewater Superintendent

Travis Barrett


Street Department

Street Superintendent

Jim Turner



Boswell Fire Department

Kyle Brost, Fire Chief: 


Boswell Police Department

Michael Marquess II: Marshal 


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Mainstream Fiber Networks

Natural Gas/Electric


Trash Pickup

Republic Services
Trash picked up every Monday

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Working in Boswell

The Boswell Business Community is supported by the Benton County Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is...


"to provide it’s members with services, programs, and benefits designed to promote their success, thereby enhancing the well-being of the Benton County Community. We are focused on marketing local businesses at the county, state and national level while providing networking opportunities for your business to grow."

Learn more by clicking the button below:

The Boswell Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full time Town Marshal

Applicant must be at least 21 years of age

High School diploma/GED
Must have a valid driver’s license
Pass a prescreen drug test and background check
Marshal Academy Graduate and prior law enforcement experience preferred
Must be willing to work scheduled nights and weekends


Starting salary & $45,000 - $50,000
INPERF (Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund)
Paid time off (Vacation, Sick & Personal)
Health Insurance, Dental & Optical

Application can be picked up at the Boswell Town Hall, 108 A E Main St., Boswell, or you can click the button below to download.

Deliver to Boswell Town Hall or mail to:
P.O. Box 617 – 108A E Main Street
Boswell, IN 47921

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Deadline to return an application is June 15, 2023.


Learning in Boswell

Boswell is proudly part of Benton Community Schools

Benton Central High School

Public Education 

Grades 7-12

4241 East 300 South
Oxford, Indiana 47971
Phone: 765-884-1600



Boswell History

The town of Boswell was first laid out by Charles Moore, but Moore sold the land it occupied to Tippecanoe County-native Elizabeth H. Scott who, with her husband Charles, replatted it in its present form on July 18, 1872. A small general store run from a "rough board shanty" just north of the railroad was the town's first business, but this was joined by many more as the town grew. The town was named for Parnaham Boswell and was platted with streets bearing the names of the founders, Charles and Elizabeth, and their five children, Grace, Emma, Clinton, Harold and...

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