Thornton, NH Town Profile & Lifestyle Comparison
Thornton was incorporated in 1763 and was named for Dr. Matthew Thornton, a surgeon in the Pepperell expedition of 1745. He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and held several other political positions, including “president” of the state following the Revolutionary War. Villages in Thornton include West Thornton and Goose Hollow.
Land Area: 50.2 sq. mi.
Inland Water Area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Schools: Thornton Central School
Town Office: 726-8168
Town Website: www.thorntonnh.org
Public Library: 1884 NH Route 175
Library Website: www.thorntonpubliclibrary.org
Rec. Facilities: Municipal parks, Golf courses, Campgrounds, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Snowmobile trails, Cross-country skiing, Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, and the White Mountains.