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1890 Communities Near Thornwell ...

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>

While we didn't find Thornwell in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Thornwell.

Cartville   (Acadia Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cartville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Thornwell
 - Cartville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chloe   (Calcasieu Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thornwell
 - Chloe had railroad service and no post office
 
Crowley   (Acadia Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thornwell
 - 1895 population of 420 people (with 12,691 people in 2018)
 - Crowley had a post office and railroad service
 
Estherwood   (Acadia Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thornwell
 - Estherwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Grand Chenier   (Cameron Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thornwell
 - Grand Chenier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grand Lake   (Cameron Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the West (W) from Thornwell
 - Grand Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iowa   (Calcasieu Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thornwell
 - Iowa had a post office and railroad service
 
Lake Charles   (Calcasieu Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thornwell
 - 1895 population of 3,442 people (with 78,001 people in 2018)
 - Lake Charles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mermentau   (Acadia Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thornwell
 - Mermentau had railroad service and no post office
 
Westlake   (Calcasieu Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thornwell
 - Westlake had a post office and 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 Thornwell, 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 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Thornwell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thornwell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thornwell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0985, Longitude: -92.7974     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thornwell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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