TexasEscapes.com HOME Welcome to Texas Escapes
A magazine written by Texas
Custom Search
NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : COUNTIES : : TOPICS : : HISTORY/OPINION : : ARCHITECTURE : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP

Clay County TX
Clay County


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
About 12 Miles NE of Witchita Falls
Population: 0060 (1960 through 2000)

Thornberry, Texas Area Hotels > Henrietta Hotels
Thornberry Tx Cemetery
Thornberry Cemetery Est. 1895
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
More Texas Cemeteries
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
More Texas Churches
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
See Cotton in Texas
Thornberry Tx mill
Mill
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
Thornberry Tx Clothes Line
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
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)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office


Thornberry, Texas Area Towns:
Henrietta | Witchita Falls
See Clay County | North Central Texas

Book Hotel Here:
Henrietta Hotels | More Hotels

Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.

Henrietta Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in Henrietta, Texas
Book Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TEXAS:

TEXAS COUNTIES



TEXAS REGIONS

  • Central Texas - North
  • Central Texas - South
  • East Texas
  • West Texas
  • South Texas
  • Texas Hill Country
  • Texas Panhandle
  • Texas Gulf Coast

    Texas Towns A - Z


    Texas Ghost Towns


    Texas Architecture


    Texas Topics


    Columns - History/Opinion

  • All Texas Towns :
    Gulf Gulf Coast East East Texas North Central North Central Woutn Central South Panhandle Panhandle
    South South Texas Hill Hill Country West West Texas Ghost Ghost Towns counties COUNTIES

    TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
    HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | SEARCH SITE
    TEXAS TOWNS A-Z | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS A-Z | TEXAS COUNTIES

    Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
    TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

    Texas Attractions
    TEXAS TOPICS
    People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
    COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

    TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
    Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
    Vintage Photos

    USA | MEXICO | HOTELS

    Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
    Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes LLC. All Rights Reserved