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.
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 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.
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.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 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 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.
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).
Hidalgo County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2017 census, the population was 860,661, making it the eighth-most populous county in Texas. The county seat is Edinburg and the largest city is McAllen. The county is named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest who raised the call for Mexico's independence from Spain.
Henrietta is a city in and the county seat of Clay County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,141 at the 2010 census, a decline of 123 from the 2000 tabulation of 3,264.
East Bernard is a city in Wharton County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,272 at the 2010 census U.S. Highway 90 Alternate (US 90A) and Texas State Highway 60 (SH 60) intersect within the city limits. East Bernard has its own school district, an auto dealership and a number of other businesses. The San Bernard River flows past the city's eastern side.
Huffman is an unincorporated community of northeastern Harris County, Texas within the Houston, Baytown metropolitan area.
Illinois Bend is an unincorporated community on Farm to Market Road 677 twenty miles northeast of Montague in the extreme northeastern corner of Montague County, Texas, United States. The community, which initially was called Wardville, after local landowner C. M. Ward, was settled in 1862 by a small group of families who moved to Texas from Illinois. The name was changed to Illinois Bend in 1877, when a post office was located there.
Belcherville is a city along U.S. Route 82 and Farm to Market Road 1816 in Montague County, Texas, United States. The population is less than 50.
Vashti is an unincorporated community at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 174 and Farm to Market Road 1288, 18 miles southeast of Henrietta and four miles south of Bellevue in southeastern Clay County, Texas, United States.
Shannon is an unincorporated community on Farm to Market Road 175 20 miles southwest of Henrietta in far south central Clay County, Texas, United States, approximately 1/2 mile north of the Jack County line.
Joy is an unincorporated community 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the intersection of Farm to Market Road 173 and State Highway 148, 16 miles (26 km) south of Henrietta in southern Clay County, Texas, United States. The population was about 45 in 2000.
Buffalo Springs is an unincorporated community on Farm to Market Road 174 15 miles southeast of Henrietta in south central Clay County, Texas, United States. Two other towns by the same name exist in Texas, one in Lubbock County and the other in Comal County.
Hurnville is an unincorporated community on Farm to Market Road 1197 eight miles north of Henrietta in north central Clay County, Texas, United States.
Bluegrove is an unincorporated community on Farm to Market Road 172 11 miles southeast of Henrietta in central Clay County, Texas, United States.
Sivells Bend is an unincorporated community on Farm to Market Road 1201 just four miles south of the Oklahoma border and 20 miles north of the county seat, Gainesville, in Cooke County, Texas, United States.
Valley View is an unincorporated community in Wichita County, Texas, United States. It has an estimated population of 200.
Guy is an unincorporated community in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States. It is located on Texas State Highway 36 (SH 36) about 16 miles (26 km) south of Rosenberg, Texas. A trucking company, a Shell Oil Company filling station, a post office, and several homes are located near the intersection of SH 36 and Farm to Market Road 1994 (FM 1994). The community was established in 1890 and was served by a railroad between 1918 and the 1980s.
Caddo is an unincorporated community in Stephens County, Texas, United States. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 40 in 2000.
Seaton is an unincorporated community in Bell County, Texas The population was estimated at 60 in 2000. Seaton is located at the intersection of Farm-to-Market roads 53 and 2086.
Speaks is an unincorporated area in southeast Lavaca County in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located on Farm to Market Road 530 (FM 530) southeast of the county seat at Hallettsville. In 1866 the settlement was known as Speaksville. Ten years later the name was changed to Boxville. The name was altered to Speaks when a post office opened in 1928. Since 1950 the community's population has hovered between 50 and 60.
McMahan is an unincorporated community in Caldwell County, in the U.S. state of Texas. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had a population of 125 in 2000. It is located within the Greater Austin metropolitan area.
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