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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Thornton.

This page contains six sections:

Around Thornton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Pine Bluff. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northeast of Thornton. Pine Bluff has a population of 43,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is El Dorado. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the south of Thornton and has a population of 18,000 people.

For comparison, Thornton has a population of 390 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arkadelphia   [Map]   10,650   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Bearden   [Map]   877   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Camden   [Map]   11,030   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fordyce   [Map]   3,902   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Gurdon   [Map]   2,098   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hampton   [Map]   1,280   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Malvern   [Map]   10,839   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Monticello   [Map]   9,627   E   41 miles [66 km]
Redfield   [Map]   1,540   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rison   [Map]   1,256   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sheridan   [Map]   4,886   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Smackover   [Map]   1,721   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Star City   [Map]   2,119   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Warren   [Map]   5,653   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
White Hall   [Map]   5,054   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Banks   [Map]   115   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Bunn   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Carthage   [Map]   312   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
East Camden   [Map]   841   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Farmville   [Map]   ---   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Harrell   [Map]   249   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Holly Springs   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ivan   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kingsland   [Map]   414   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
New Edinburg   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Saline   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sparkman   [Map]   400   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Staves   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tinsman   [Map]   44   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
White Oak Bluff   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Thornton, please visit our County-by-County Page for Thornton.

Calhoun County ...

Thornton is located in Calhoun County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thornton ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Thornton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Thornton.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Thornton. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead 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.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Tourism

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Arkansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near Thornton ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Thornton.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fordyce Muni.   [Map]   5M4   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hampton Muni.   [Map]   0R6   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Harrell Fld.(ICAO: KCDH)   [Map]   CDH   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Warren Muni.   [Map]   3M9   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Thornton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Thornton. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   NNE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   ENE   167 miles [268.8 km]
Tulsa Intl. (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]   TUL   NW   254 miles [408.8 km]
Dallas Love Fld. (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]   DAL   WSW   259 miles [416.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Arkansas Rgnl.(ELD/KELD)   [Map]   ELD   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Greenville Intl.    [Map]   ---   ESE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Mid Delta Rgnl. (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]   GLH   ESE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Texarkana Rgnl. (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]   TXK   WSW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Monroe Rgnl. (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]   MLU   SSE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Shreveport Rgnl. (SHV/KSHV)   [Map]   SHV   SW   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fordyce Muni.   [Map]   5M4   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hampton Muni.   [Map]   0R6   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Harrell Fld.(ICAO: KCDH)   [Map]   CDH   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Warren Muni.   [Map]   3M9   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monroe Rgnl.   (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]
        Website for Monroe Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shreveport Rgnl.   (SHV/KSHV)   [Map]
        Website for Shreveport Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harrell Fld.   (ICAO: KCDH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
        Website for Tulsa International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dexter B. Florence Meml. Fld.   (ICAO: KM89)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monticello Muni.   (ICAO: KLLQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas Love Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Arkansas Rgnl.   (ELD/KELD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mid Delta Rgnl.   (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]
        Website for Mid Delta Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Texarkana Rgnl.   (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]
        Website for Texarkana Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thornton.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Thornton. 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 for our own planning, 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 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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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Thornton), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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