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Thornton, Arkansas

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The location of Thornton

Welcome to Thornton ...

The city of Thornton is located in Calhoun County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Thornton has a population of 389 people<2> (see below for details).

Thornton is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Thornton is within the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Thornton: 71766<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thornton had a population of 407 people (or 7.58% of the total population of Calhoun County). This makes Thornton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Thornton represents 0.01% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 307th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 407 people, the population of Thornton decreased 21.28% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 517 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Thornton had an population of 389 people. This is a decrease of 4.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 24.76% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Thornton.

Communities near Thornton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Thornton and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Banks   [Map]   115   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Bearden   [Map]   877   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
East Camden   [Map]   841   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Fordyce   [Map]   3,902   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Hampton   [Map]   1,280   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Harrell   [Map]   249   S   19 miles [30.6 km]

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 28 communities that are also named Thornton - they are located in Alabama (2), 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.

See 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 ...

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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.

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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>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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<3>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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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Thornton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thornton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>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 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: 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thornton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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