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Thornton is a town in Limestone County, Texas, United States. The population was 526 at the 2010 census.
Thornton is located at 31°24′36″N 96°34′25″W / 31.41000°N 96.57361°W / 31.41000; -96.57361 (31.409906, -96.573594).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which, 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it is land and 1.00% is water.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Thornton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2000, there were 525 people, 206 households, and 147 families residing in the town. The population density was 529.5 people per square mile (204.8/km²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 250.1 per square mile (96.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.00% White, 6.48% African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 2.86% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.00% of the population.
Thornton is a historic family farm located at Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, United States. The farm is located on a 352-acre (142 ha) plot on Morgan's Creek, a tributary of the Chester River. The main house is a 2 1⁄2-story, five-bay brick house, constructed about 1788, and principally Georgian in style. A 1 1⁄2-story kitchen wing is attached to the west gable end. Also on the property are an early-20th-century dairy barn, a late-19th-century animal barn, a second-half-19th-century granary, a smokehouse, and two sheds. The farm has been owned and operated by the same family for nearly 300 years.
Thornton was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.