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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 Thornton had a population of 406 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Thornton had a population of 392 people.

Bearden   (Ouachita County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 886 people in 2016)
 - Bearden had a post office and railroad service
 
Chambersville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Chambersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Como   (Cleveland County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Como was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thornton
 - Como had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eagle Mills   (Ouachita County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton
 - Eagle Mills had a post office and railroad service
 
Fordyce   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 980 people (with 3,955 people in 2016)
 - Fordyce had a post office and railroad service
 
Hampton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 132 people (with 1,258 people in 2016)
 - Hampton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harlow   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton
 - Harlow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Springs   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Holly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hopeville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thornton
 - Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kingsland   (Cleveland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 464 people (with 414 people in 2016)
 - Kingsland had a post office and railroad service
 
Lanark   (Bradley County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Lanark had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lilley   (Ouachita County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Lilley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton
 - Lilley had a post office and railroad service
 
Locust Bayou   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thornton
 - Locust Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millville   (Ouachita County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton
 - Millville had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Edinburg   (Cleveland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - New Edinburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nix   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thornton
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orlando   (Cleveland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Thornton
 - Orlando had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Grove   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Pine Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ramsey   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thornton
 - Ramsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   (Cleveland County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ripley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) from Thornton
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rison   (Cleveland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thornton
 - Rison had a post office and railroad service
 
Saline   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Saline was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) from Thornton
 - Saline had a post office and no railroad service
 
Summerville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thornton
 - Summerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Toledo   (Cleveland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Toledo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tulip   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Tulip had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vanduzer   (Ouachita County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton
 - Vanduzer 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, 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 that starts in Thornton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thornton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thornton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thornton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thornton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7756, Longitude: -92.4890     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thornton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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