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Our Genealogy Helper for Thornton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Thornton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Thornton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Thornton is located in Calhoun County.

To see how the shape of Arkansas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Bradley, Cleveland, Dallas, Ouachita & Union.

Below are the counties that are near Thornton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Thornton:

  • Calhoun County     (The home county of Thornton)
    • Tinsman [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinsman
      • Tinsman [Calhoun County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tinsman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tinsman
    • Hampton [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<3>
    • Harrell [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrell
      • Harrell [Calhoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrell
  • Bradley County
    • Banks [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [Bradley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks
    • Farmville [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville [Bradley County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Thornton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
    • Jersey [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey
      • Jersey [Bradley County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Thornton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jersey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jersey<3>
    • Warren [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Bradley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warren<3>
    • Hermitage [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermitage
      • Hermitage [Bradley County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermitage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermitage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermitage<3>
  • Clark County
    • Whelen Springs [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whelen Springs
      • Whelen Springs [Clark County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whelen Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whelen Springs
    • Gurdon [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurdon
      • Gurdon [Clark County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurdon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gurdon<3>
    • Gum Springs [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Springs
      • Gum Springs [Clark County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Springs
  • Cleveland County
    • Kingsland [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsland
      • Kingsland [Cleveland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsland
    • New Edinburg [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Edinburg
      • New Edinburg [Cleveland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Thornton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Edinburg
    • Saline [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline
      • Saline [Cleveland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Thornton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saline
    • White Oak Bluff [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak Bluff
      • White Oak Bluff [Cleveland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Thornton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak Bluff
    • Rison [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rison
      • Rison [Cleveland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rison<3>
    • Staves [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staves
      • Staves [Cleveland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Thornton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staves
    • Toledo [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
      • Toledo [Cleveland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Thornton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo
    • Rye [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rye
      • Rye [Cleveland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Thornton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rye
  • Dallas County
    • Fordyce [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordyce
      • Fordyce [Dallas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordyce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordyce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordyce<3>
    • Ivan [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivan
      • Ivan [Dallas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Thornton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivan
    • Bunn [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunn
      • Bunn [Dallas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Thornton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunn
    • Carthage [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Dallas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Sparkman [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparkman
      • Sparkman [Dallas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 375 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparkman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparkman
    • Manning [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manning
      • Manning [Dallas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Thornton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manning
    • Dalark [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalark
      • Dalark [Dallas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Thornton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalark
  • Drew County
    • Wilmar [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmar
      • Wilmar [Drew County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmar
  • Grant County
    • Grapevine [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapevine
      • Grapevine [Grant County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Thornton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapevine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapevine
    • Leola [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leola
      • Leola [Grant County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leola<3>
    • Prattsville [Grant County]
    • Sheridan [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Grant County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,929 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<3>
    • Poyen [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poyen
      • Poyen [Grant County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poyen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poyen
  • Hot Spring County
    • Donaldson [Hot Spring County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donaldson
      • Donaldson [Hot Spring County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donaldson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donaldson
  • Jefferson County
    • White Hall [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Jefferson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Hall<3>
  • Lincoln County
    • Star City [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Lincoln County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star City<3>
  • Nevada County
    • Bluff City [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Nevada County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluff City<3>
  • Ouachita County
    • Bearden [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearden
      • Bearden [Ouachita County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bearden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearden<3>
    • East Camden [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Camden
      • East Camden [Ouachita County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Camden
    • Camden [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Ouachita County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,749 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
    • Cullendale [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullendale
      • Cullendale [Ouachita County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Thornton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullendale
    • Joyce City [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyce City
      • Joyce City [Ouachita County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Thornton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyce City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joyce City
    • Bragg City [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg City
      • Bragg City [Ouachita County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Thornton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg City
    • Louann [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louann
      • Louann [Ouachita County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louann
    • Chidester [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chidester
      • Chidester [Ouachita County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chidester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chidester
  • Union County
    • Calion [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calion
      • Calion [Union County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 445 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calion
    • Smackover [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smackover
      • Smackover [Union County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,688 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smackover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smackover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smackover<3>
    • Norphlet [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norphlet
      • Norphlet [Union County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norphlet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norphlet
    • El Dorado [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Dorado
      • El Dorado [Union County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,651 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Dorado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Dorado<3>
  • White County
    • Holly Springs [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [White County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Thornton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Thornton, see our County-by-County Page for Thornton.

Newspapers Published in Thornton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thornton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Thornton, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Thornton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Thornton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Arkansas

Cemeteries Near Thornton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thornton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Thornton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Stroud Cemetery
  • Double Springs Cemetery
  • Clemons Cemetery
  • Calaway Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calaway Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calaway Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calaway Cemetery
  • Greenville Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Stoney Point Cemetery
    • Thomas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Cemetery
    • Harlow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harlow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harlow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlow Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #54205<4>
    • Bluff Springs Cemetery
    • Oakland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Thornton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • McDonald Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McDonald Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McDonald Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McDonald Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Thornton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonald Cemetery
    • Barnes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Barnes Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Thornton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnes Cemetery
    • Wheelers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wheelers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wheelers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wheelers Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Thornton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelers Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Thornton had a population of 406 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Thornton had a population of 383 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Thornton, with the one closest to Thornton listed first.

  • Thornton [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
    • Thornton [Calhoun County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Thornton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 406 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thornton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
  • Chambersville [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambersville
    • Chambersville [Calhoun County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Thornton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chambersville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chambersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambersville
  • Harlow [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlow
    • Harlow [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Thornton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harlow had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlow
  • Hopeville [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeville
    • Hopeville [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Thornton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fordyce [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordyce
    • Fordyce [Dallas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Thornton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 980 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,705 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fordyce had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordyce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordyce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordyce<3>
  • Ramsey [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramsey
    • Ramsey [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Thornton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ramsey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bearden [Ouachita County]
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      • Bearden [Ouachita County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Thornton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 858 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bearden had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bearden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearden<3>
    • Como [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • While Como was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
      • Como [Cleveland County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Thornton
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Como had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Como have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Millville [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millville
      • Millville [Ouachita County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Thornton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Millville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kingsland [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsland
      • Kingsland [Cleveland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Thornton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 464 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 400 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingsland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holly Springs [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Dallas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Thornton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Holly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Eagle Mills [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Mills
      • Eagle Mills [Ouachita County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Thornton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eagle Mills had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Mills
    • New Edinburg [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Edinburg
      • New Edinburg [Cleveland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Thornton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Edinburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Edinburg
    • Lilley [Ouachita County] - Historic
      • While Lilley was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lilley
      • Lilley [Ouachita County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Thornton
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lilley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lilley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hampton [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Thornton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 132 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hampton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Thornton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thornton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Thornton ...

While our initial data about Thornton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Thornton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Thornton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Thornton:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Thornton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Thornton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Thornton. See our Misc Page for Thornton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Calhoun County

About Arkansas

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 Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thornton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thornton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7756, Longitude: -92.4890       In this case, the coordinates for Thornton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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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