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1890 Communities Near Thornton ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Thornton had a population of 115 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

Arden   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thornton
 - Arden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Austen   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 269 people
 - Austen had a post office and railroad service
 
Brittain   (Taylor County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Brittain was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Brittain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cecil   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Cecil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clemtown   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thornton
 - Clemtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evansville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fellowsville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Fellowsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fetterman   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 557 people
 - Fetterman had a post office and railroad service
 
Gladesville   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Gladesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grafton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 3,159 people (with 5,127 people in 2016)
 - Grafton had a post office and railroad service
 
Halleck   (Monongalia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Halleck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Independence   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 273 people
 - Independence had a post office and railroad service
 
Irontown   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Irontown had a post office and railroad service
 
Kasson   (Barbour County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kasson had a post office and railroad service
 
Knottsville   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Knottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marquess   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marquess had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGee   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Thornton
 - McGee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neel   (Marion County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Neel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thornton
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 778 people (with 313 people in 2016)
 - Newburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Creek   (Barbour County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pleasant Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Pleasant Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pruntytown   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Pruntytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samaria   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thornton
 - Samaria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - Simpson had a post office and railroad service
 
Sinclair   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Sinclair had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Falls   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Valley Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Webster   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Webster had a post office and railroad service
 
West End   (Preston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thornton
 - West End had railroad service and no post office
 
West Grafton   (Taylor County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Thornton
 - 1895 population of 810 people
 - West Grafton had a post office and no 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 Thornton, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Thornton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3456, Longitude: -79.9420     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thornton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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