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Thornton Springs, Alabama

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1890 Communities Near Thornton Springs ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Thornton Springs in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Thornton Springs.

Aquilla   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Thornton Springs
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Aquilla had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ararat   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thornton Springs
 - Ararat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Butler   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Thornton Springs
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,798 people in 2015)
 - Butler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Campbell   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Thornton Springs
 - Campbell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coffeeville   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thornton Springs
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 338 people in 2015)
 - Coffeeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cunningham   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Thornton Springs
 - Cunningham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Emory   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton Springs
 - Emory had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frankville   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thornton Springs
 - Frankville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Healing Springs   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thornton Springs
 - Healing Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hinton   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thornton Springs
 - Hinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Isney   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton Springs
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Isney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Koenton   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Thornton Springs
 - Koenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lusk   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thornton Springs
 - Lusk had a post office and no railroad service
 
McEntyre   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thornton Springs
 - McEntyre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melvin   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Thornton Springs
 - Melvin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morvin   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thornton Springs
 - Morvin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Sterling   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thornton Springs
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Mount Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nanafalia   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thornton Springs
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Nanafalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nicholsville   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thornton Springs
 - Nicholsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Putnam   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thornton Springs
 - Putnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rescueville   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thornton Springs
 - Rescueville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Silas   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thornton Springs
 - Silas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Souwilpa   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thornton Springs
 - Souwilpa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallahatta Springs   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Thornton Springs
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Tallahatta Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Bend   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thornton Springs
 - West Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Womack Hill   (Choctaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thornton Springs
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Womack Hill had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Thornton Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Thornton Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thornton Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thornton Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9021, Longitude: -88.2161     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thornton Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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