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Thornton, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Thornton.

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How Far From Thornton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Thornton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Thornton to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Thornton to Florence, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,512 miles [10,480 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,227 miles [11,630.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thornton ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Thornton.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Thornton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States and Canada - with 27 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Thornton, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the West

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Thornton, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,898 miles [3,054.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Thornton, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho

Kootenai County

Our profile page for Thornton, Kootenai County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Kootenai County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Madison County

Our profile page for Thornton, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Thornton, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the North

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Indiana

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Thornton, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the North

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Iowa

Cerro Gordo County

Our profile page for Thornton, Cerro Gordo County   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Rawlins County

Our profile page for Thornton, Rawlins County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rawlins County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Letcher County

Our profile page for Thornton, Letcher County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Thornton, Suffolk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Suffolk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Thornton, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Holmes County

Our profile page for Thornton, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Thornton, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Polk County

Our profile page for Thornton, Polk County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Thornton, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Thornton, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Ross County

Our profile page for Thornton, Ross County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Thornton   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Thornton, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Thornton, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Thornton, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Limestone County

Our profile page for Thornton, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Thornton, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,770 miles [2,848.5 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Taylor County

Our profile page for Thornton, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Shawano County

Our profile page for Thornton, Shawano County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Weston County

Our profile page for Thornton, Weston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Thornton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thornton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thornton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7709, Longitude: -87.3034     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thornton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Thornton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.053 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.896 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.23 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thornton.



 
 
 

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