Thornton, Kentucky

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Thornton, Kentucky
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Thornton
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Thornton
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 37°8′51″N82°46′11″W / 37.14750°N 82.76972°W / 37.14750; -82.76972 Coordinates: 37°8′51″N82°46′11″W / 37.14750°N 82.76972°W / 37.14750; -82.76972
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Letcher
Elevation
1,240 ft (380 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
41855
GNIS feature ID503177 [1]

Thornton is an unincorporated community and coal town in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States. Their post office closed on November 2008 [2]

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