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A visit to the Thornton Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Thornton Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Thornton Cemetery (FAG ID #2314379)

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, we found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

The Location of the Thornton Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Thornton Cemetery

The Thornton Cemetery is located in Johnston County<2>.

The county seat for Johnston County is located in Smithfield. Smithfield lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of the Thornton Cemetery .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Thornton Cemetery

Lat:   35.3013°   (35° 18' 4")

Lon:   -78.3245°   (-78° 19' 28")

Websites to help with your research ...

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

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Thornton Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 29 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Thornton Cemetery.

  • Allens Crossroads [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allens Crossroads
    • Allens Crossroads [Johnston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Thornton Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Crossroads
  • Benson [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
    • Benson [Johnston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Thornton Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<4>
  • Blackmans Mills [Sampson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackmans Mills
    • Blackmans Mills [Sampson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Thornton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackmans Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackmans Mills
  • Brogden [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brogden
    • Brogden [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Thornton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brogden have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brogden
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    • Calypso [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calypso
      • Calypso [Duplin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Thornton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calypso have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calypso
    • Dudley [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
      • Dudley [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dudley<4>
    • Dunn [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn
      • Dunn [Harnett County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the west of Thornton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn<4>
    • Fairfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Johnston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Faison [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faison
      • Faison [Duplin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Thornton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faison have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faison<4>
    • Four Oaks [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Oaks
      • Four Oaks [Johnston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Thornton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Four Oaks<4>
    • Grove Park [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Park
      • Grove Park [Harnett County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Park
    • Keener [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keener
      • Keener [Sampson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keener have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keener
    • Lakeside Village [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside Village
      • Lakeside Village [Harnett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the west of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside Village
    • Mar-Mac Village [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mar-Mac Village
      • Mar-Mac Village [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mar-Mac Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mar-Mac Village
    • Mar-Mac [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mar-Mac
      • Mar-Mac [Wayne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mar-Mac have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mar-Mac
    • McKoy [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKoy
      • McKoy [Johnston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKoy have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKoy
    • Mount Olive [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Thornton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Olive<4>
    • Newton Grove [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Grove
      • Newton Grove [Sampson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Thornton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton Grove<4>
    • Pine Level [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Johnston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of Thornton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Level<4>
    • Plain View [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain View
      • Plain View [Sampson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Thornton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain View
    • Princeton [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Johnston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Thornton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<4>
    • Raynor Town [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raynor Town
      • Raynor Town [Wayne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raynor Town have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raynor Town
    • Redwood Village [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood Village
      • Redwood Village [Johnston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood Village
    • Selma [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Thornton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<4>
    • Smithfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Thornton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<4>
    • Spiveys Corner [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spiveys Corner
      • Spiveys Corner [Sampson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Thornton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiveys Corner
    • Vann Crossroads [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vann Crossroads
      • Vann Crossroads [Sampson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vann Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vann Crossroads
    • West Smithfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Smithfield
      • West Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Smithfield
    • Westhaven [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westhaven
      • Westhaven [Harnett County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the west of Thornton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westhaven

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Thornton Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Johnston County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Thornton Cemetery.

  • Benson
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Benson.
    • Benson lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
  • Dunn
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Dunn.
    • Dunn lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the West (W) of the Thornton Cemetery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn
  • Faison
  • Four Oaks
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List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 22 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Thornton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Johnston County.

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Thornton Cemetery:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Johnston County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Johnston County: www.co.johnston.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Johnston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Thornton Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3013, Longitude: -78.3245    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




 

 

 

 

 


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