RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Thornton, Kentucky

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other KY
Communities

















Welcome to Thornton ...

Thornton is located in Letcher County.

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

Thornton is 1,270 feet [387 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Thornton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Thornton is within the boundaries of the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Thornton: 41855<3>

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), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, 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.

Communities near Thornton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Thornton.

  • View Our List ...

    • Norton [Norton City]

      • Norton [Norton City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Thornton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Wise [Wise County]

      • Wise [Wise County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Thornton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wise
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Cumberland [Harlan County]

      • Cumberland [Harlan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Thornton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Jenkins [Letcher County]

      • Jenkins [Letcher County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Thornton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Whitesburg [Letcher County]

      • Whitesburg [Letcher County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Thornton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Appalachia [Wise County]

      • Appalachia [Wise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Thornton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appalachia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Clintwood [Dickenson County]

      • Clintwood [Dickenson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Thornton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clintwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Pound [Wise County]

      • Pound [Wise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Thornton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pound
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Hindman [Knott County]

      • Hindman [Knott County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Thornton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hindman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Fleming-Neon [Letcher County]

      • Fleming-Neon [Letcher County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Thornton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming-Neon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Thornton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thornton.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thornton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thornton. See our Newspapers 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 ...

Find a Community in Kentucky

About Letcher County

About Kentucky

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 Kentucky: https://kentucky.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.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thornton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (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).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1734, Longitude: -82.7785       In this case, the coordinates for Thornton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 07 Apr 2020