Thornton NH | Lifestyle Profile

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

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Public Library: 1884 NH Route 175

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Rec. Facilities: Municipal parks, Golf courses, Campgrounds, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Snowmobile trails, Cross-country skiing, Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, and the White Mountains.