Thornberry, Texas

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Thornberry
Unincorporated Community
Country United States
State Texas
County Clay County
Population
  Total 60

Thornberry is an unincorporated community at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2393 and Farm to Market Road 171 in northwestern Clay County, Texas, United States, just south of the Oklahoma border. The population is approximately 60.

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Farm to Market Road 171 is a farm to market road in Wichita and Clay counties, Texas.

Clay County, Texas County in the United States

Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,752. The county seat is Henrietta. The county was founded in 1857 and later organized in 1860. It is named in honor of Henry Clay, famous American statesman, Kentucky Senator and United States Secretary of State.

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History

Thornberry was established in 1890 by settlers from Illinois with the name Illinois Colony. It was renamed Thornberry soon afterwards and a post office was opened in 1891. It was named after Amos Thornberry, a local settler and orchardist who introduced large-scale orchard-based agriculture into the county. [1] The post office closed in 1908. A proposed rail line linking Thornberry to Wichita Falls in Wichita County was never completed and the small town continued to suffer from its remote location. The population was reported as 20 until the 1960s. Today, Thornberry has a population of 60 with two businesses: The Clothesline (a ladies' wear shop) and Mr. Sweeney's Country Quilt Shop (a full-service quilt shop). There is a Protestant church and community center near the center of town.

Wichita Falls, Texas City in Texas, United States

Wichita Falls is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States. It is the principal city of the Wichita Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Archer, Clay, and Wichita Counties. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 104,553, making it the 35th-most populous city in Texas. In addition, its central business district is 5 miles (8 km) from Sheppard Air Force Base, which is home to the Air Force's largest technical training wing and the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, the world's only multinationally staffed and managed flying training program chartered to produce combat pilots for both USAF and NATO.

Wichita County, Texas County in the United States

Wichita County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 131,500. The county seat is Wichita Falls. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1882.

Education

Thornberry is served by the Burkburnett Independent School District in Wichita County, Texas, and the Petrolia Independent School District in Clay County Texas.

Burkburnett Independent School District is a public school district based in Burkburnett, Texas (USA).

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References

  1. Brian, Hart (June 15, 2010). "THORNBERRY, TX" . Retrieved October 23, 2016.

Coordinates: 34°03′29″N98°23′21″W / 34.05806°N 98.38917°W / 34.05806; -98.38917

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