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The location of Thornton









Welcome to Thornton ...

Thornton is located in Taylor County.

The location of Thornton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Thornton is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Thornton: (304) & (681)<3>

Communities near Thornton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Thornton and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
Barrackville   [Map]   1,299   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Monongah   [Map]   1,124   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Thornton.

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, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Thornton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thornton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Thornton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Thornton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thornton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<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: 39.3456, 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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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thornton.

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