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Welcome to Thornton ...
The location of Thornton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Thornton, you might consider that their post office opened in 1851.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Thornton has a population of 2,550 people<3> (see below for details).
Thornton is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Thornton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Thornton is within the (603) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thornton had an population of 2,550 people. This is an increase of 2.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.36% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Thornton had a population of 2,490 people. This makes Thornton the county's 11th most populous community.
The population of Thornton represents 0.19% of the population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 121st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,490 people, the population of Thornton increased 35.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,843 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Thornton.
Communities Also Named Thornton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, 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.
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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Thornton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thornton.
Adding Thornton to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Thornton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Thornton was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
We also found Thornton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Thornton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 28 Nov 2023