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1890 Communities Near Thornton ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Thornton had a post office and no railroad service.

Agricola   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the North (N) from Thornton
 - Agricola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Auburn   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 63,118 people in 2016)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
 
Blackman   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thornton
 - Blackman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camp Hill   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 975 people in 2016)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Chehaw   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Thornton
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
 
Church Hill   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Thornton
 - Church Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dadeville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,128 people in 2016)
 - Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
 
Dudleyville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Easton   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Thornton
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eclectic   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,026 people in 2016)
 - Eclectic had a post office and no railroad service
 
Franklin   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thornton
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
 
Gold Hill   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Good Hope   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Good Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Island Home   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksons' Gap   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 801 people in 2016)
 - Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
 
Jordan   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Thornton
 - Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Judson   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thornton
 - Judson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kent   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton
 - Kent had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kowaliga   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Kowaliga had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loachapoka   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 357 people (with 199 people in 2016)
 - Loachapoka had a post office and railroad service
 
Mary   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thornton
 - Mary had a post office and no railroad service
 
Notasulga   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 332 people (with 850 people in 2016)
 - Notasulga had a post office and railroad service
 
Roxana   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thornton
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallassee   (Elmore County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 1,413 people (with 4,759 people in 2016)
 - Tallassee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tohopeka   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Thornton
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Hill   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Walnut Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waverly   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2016)
 - Waverly had a post office and 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, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting 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: 32.7021, Longitude: -85.7480     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thornton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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