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The city of Thorndale is located

Thorndale is primarily located in Milam County<1>. A portion of Thorndale extends into Williamson County.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Thorndale, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thorndale has a population of 1,293 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Thorndale is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Thorndale lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Thorndale lies within the (512) area code.

The ZIP code for Thorndale: 76577<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thorndale had an population of 1,293 people. This is a decrease of 3.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thorndale had a population of 1,336 people (which is 5.4% of the total population of Milam County). This makes Thorndale the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,336 people, the population of Thorndale increased 4.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,278 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Thorndale.

Communities Also Named Thorndale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Thorndale - they are located in Alabama, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2) and Quebec.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Thorndale.

Communities near Thorndale ...

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

  • Taylor
  • Rockdale
  • Bartlett
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartlett
    • Bartlett lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Thorndale.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,766 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bartlett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartlett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartlett<7>
  • Granger
  • Lexington
  • Thrall
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrall
    • Thrall lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Thorndale.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,014 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thrall<7>
  • Buckholts
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckholts
    • Buckholts lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Thorndale.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 518 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckholts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckholts
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckholts<7>
  • Coupland
  • Hoxie
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoxie
    • Hoxie lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Thorndale.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoxie
  • Beyersville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beyersville
    • Beyersville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Thorndale.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beyersville

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 Thorndale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thorndale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thorndale. 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 Thorndale.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thorndale ...

Looking for more information about Thorndale? 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 Thorndale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thorndale.

Adding Thorndale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Thorndale 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 Thorndale was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Thorndale post office opened in 1880.

We also found Thorndale in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Thorndale.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thorndale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Milam, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thorndale.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thorndale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (such as Thorndale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thorndale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thorndale) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thorndale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThorndaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thorndale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6140, Longitude: -97.2067       In this case, the coordinates for Thorndale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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