Thornton River

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The Thornton River, near Sperryville Thornton River.jpg
The Thornton River, near Sperryville
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Bank of the river, near Sperryville

The Thornton River is a 27.9-mile-long (44.9 km) [1] river in the U.S. state of Virginia. It rises at Thornton Gap in Shenandoah National Park and flows east through Rappahannock County, running parallel to U.S. Route 211 until it reaches the town of Sperryville. Continuing east into Culpeper County, the Thornton River joins the Hazel River, a tributary of the Rappahannock River, and thus part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011

Coordinates: 38°36′09″N78°00′10″W / 38.6026°N 78.0028°W / 38.6026; -78.0028

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