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Welcome to Thornton ...

Thornton is located in Delaware County<1>.

The location of Thornton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Thornton is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Websites for Thornton ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.delcochamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Thornton, the following might be of interest:

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, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Ontario, 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.

  • Philadelphia [Philadelphia County]
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    • Philadelphia [Philadelphia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Thornton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,584,064 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<5>
  • Wilmington [New Castle County]
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    • Wilmington [New Castle County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Thornton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 70,166 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<5>
  • Norristown [Montgomery County]
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    • Norristown [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Thornton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,341 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norristown<5>
  • Chester [Delaware County]
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    • Chester [Delaware County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Thornton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,000 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newark [New Castle County]
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      • Newark [New Castle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,515 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newark<5>
    • West Chester [Chester County]
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      • West Chester [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,029 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Chester<5>
    • Phoenixville [Chester County]
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      • Phoenixville [Chester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Thornton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenixville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,968 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenixville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenixville<5>
    • Coatesville [Chester County]
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      • Coatesville [Chester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,069 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coatesville<5>
    • Yeadon [Delaware County]
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      • Yeadon [Delaware County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,496 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yeadon<5>
    • Darby [Delaware County]
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      • Darby [Delaware County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Thornton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darby<5>

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.

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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.

The official website for Delaware County: www.co.delaware.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Delaware, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thornton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 from Point A (ie- Thornton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thornton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9073, Longitude: -75.5316       In this case, the coordinates for Thornton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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