Thornton, Mississippi

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Thornton, Mississippi
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Coordinates: 33°04′45″N90°19′21″W / 33.07917°N 90.32250°W / 33.07917; -90.32250 Coordinates: 33°04′45″N90°19′21″W / 33.07917°N 90.32250°W / 33.07917; -90.32250
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Holmes
Elevation
115 ft (35 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39146
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID [1]

Thornton, Mississippi is an unincorporated community located in Holmes County, near the Yazoo River. U.S. Highway 49E runs through the community, which is approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of Eden and approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Tchula. In the 1988 film, Mississippi Burning , FBI Agent Anderson (played by Gene Hackman) says he is from Thornton.[ citation needed ]

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