Thornburg, Kansas

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Thornburg is an unincorporated community in Smith County, Kansas, in the United States.

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.

Smith County, Kansas County in the United States

Smith County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,853. Its county seat is Smith Center. The county is named in memory of Maj. J. Nelson Smith, who was part of the 2nd Colorado Cavalry, killed in action at the Battle of Westport on October 21, 1864.

United States federal republic in North America

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History

Thornburg briefly had a post office, from 1902 until 1904. [1] Thornburg School, a one-room schoolhouse, was built in 1880 and remained in use until its closing in 1963. The original structure still stands.

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References

  1. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 23 June 2014.

Coordinates: 39°56′40″N98°47′10″W / 39.94444°N 98.78611°W / 39.94444; -98.78611

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