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THORNBERRY, TEXAS

Clay County, North Central Texas

34 3' 29" N, 98 23' 21" W (34.058056, -98.389167)

FM 2393 and FM 171
NW of Henrietta the county seat
12 Miles NE of Witchita Falls
Population: 60 (1960 through 2000)

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Thornberry Tx Cemetery
Thornberry Cemetery Est. 1895
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
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History in a Pecan Shell

Homesick settlers from Illinois named their new home Illinois Colony after they arrived here in 1890.

After Amos Thornberry arrived and introduced orchard-based agriculture, the locals thanked Amos by renaming the town. A railroad connecting Thornberry to Witchita Falls was planned but few, if any, details exist. It may have never gotten beyond the planning stage.

1891 saw the granting of a post office, but this was a short-lived convenience. The facility closing by 1908. Population figures are not available for many decades, but the 2000 census showed 60 residents - a sizable increase from the 1930s and 40s which recorded a mere 20.

If the population continues to expand at current rates, Thornberry should break the 100 threshold by the year 2057.

Thornberry Tx Baptist Church
Thornberry Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
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Thornberry Tx gin scale
Gin scale
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015

Thornberry Tx gin scal house
Gin scale house
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
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Thornberry Tx mill
Mill
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Thornberry Tx Clothes Line
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Thornberry TX - Clay Co 1905 Postmark  info
Thornberry TX - Clay Co 1905 Postmark
Postcard cancelled with Thornberry, TX 1905 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

TX Clay County Texas 1907 Postal Map
Clay County 1907 postal map showing Thornberry
(NE of Henrietta)
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Thornberry, Texas Nearby Towns:
Henrietta the county seat
Witchita Falls
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