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Thornton is a surname found in Ireland and Britain.

Thornton Wilder American playwright and novelist

Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and for the plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth — and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day.


United Kingdom

Thornton, Buckinghamshire village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire

Thornton is a village and civil parish on the River Great Ouse about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-east of Buckingham in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire.

Thornton, East Riding of Yorkshire village in the United Kingdom

Thornton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-west of the town of Pocklington and 5 miles (8 km) north-west of the village of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor. It lies just to the north of the Pocklington Canal.

Thornton, Fife village in Fife, Scotland

Thornton is a village in Fife, Scotland. It is between Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes, and stands between the River Ore and Lochty Burn, which are at opposite ends of the main street. The Church of Scotland parish church was built in 1835 and is located on the Main Street.

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Thornton Creek Creek in North Seattle that empties into Lake Washignton

Thornton Creek is 18 miles (29 km) of urban creeks and tributaries from southeast Shoreline through northeast Seattle to Lake Washington. Its 12-square-mile (31 km2) watershed, the largest in Seattle, exhibits relatively dense biodiversity for an urban setting; it is home to frogs, newts, ducks, other birds, and an occasional beaver, in addition to more than 200,000 people. From west of Jackson Park Golf Course in Shoreline, from Sunny Walter-Pillings Pond in Licton Springs–North College Park, and north Northgate Thornton Creek flows through Maple Leaf and Lake City, including the Meadowbrook and Matthews Beach neighborhoods, and empties into the lake at Matthews Beach Park.


Thornton, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Thornton is a city in Calhoun County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 407 as of the 2010 census, down from 517 in 2000. It is part of the Camden, Arkansas micropolitan area.

Thornton, California census-designated place in California, United States

Thornton is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Joaquin County, California, United States. Thornton is located along Interstate 5 7 miles (11 km) west-southwest of Galt. Thornton has a post office with ZIP code 95686.

Thornton, Colorado City in Colorado, United States

Thornton is a home rule municipality in Adams and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado, located in the northeast quadrant of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thornton is 10 miles (16 km) north/northeast of downtown Denver. The United States Census Bureau reported the city's growing population at 118,772 on April 1, 2010, a 44.2% increase from the 2000 Census population of 82,384. Thornton is the sixth-most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 213th-most populous city in the United States.

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Thornton, Bay of Plenty Place in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Thornton is a settlement in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. Thornton is located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) west of Whakatane, and is on the true right of the Rangitaiki River. Thornton is where in 1911 the Rangitaiki River was put into a straight channel, which enabled draining the Rangitaiki Plains and converting this swamp land into dairy country.



Thornton is a suburb in the City of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. It is bisected by the New England Highway.

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