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The location of Thornton













Welcome to Thornton ...

Thornton is located in Tallapoosa County.

The location of Thornton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Thornton is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Thornton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Thornton (for example, toward Hamilton (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Communities near Thornton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Auburn   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the East (E) of Thornton

Located in Lee County

Alexander City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Thornton

Tuskegee   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Thornton

Located in Macon County

Tallassee   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Thornton

Located in Elmore County

Dadeville   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Thornton

Eclectic   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Thornton

Located in Elmore County

Camp Hill   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Thornton

Notasulga   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Thornton

Located in Macon County

Jacksons' Gap   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Thornton

Loachapoka   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Thornton

Located in Lee County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Thornton.

Communities Also Named Thornton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Thornton: This one is located in Tallapoosa County and the other is located in Lauderdale County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 28 communities that are also named Thornton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Thornton.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Thornton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thornton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thornton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Thornton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thornton ...

Looking for more information about Thornton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Thornton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Thornton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Thornton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thornton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thornton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 we use 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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