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Thornton – Quick Facts

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Thornton

The town of Thornton developed during the 1820s, and in 1833 was established as Henrysville (or Henry’s Corners) after early settler John Henry, who was the first teacher and then the schoolmaster, and later became the postmaster when an office opened in 1854. The name Henrysville caused confusion in the mail system at the time, so the community became Thornton in 1854 after Henry Thornton, who owned a grist mil, saw mill and planning mill.

Thornton is located on generally flat and fertile soils about 9 kilometres north of Cookstown, and 5 kilometres south of Barrie. The Trans Canada Trail runs through Thornton and the intersection of Country Road 21 and County Road 27 marks the core of the hamlet of Thornton.

Population

 1,001

Grocery

 Thornton General Store– 239 Barrie St  

Restaurant

Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet Restaurant– 238 Barrie St  

The Last Shot– 4171 Innisfil Beach Rd  

Brain Freezz- 245 Barrie St  

Schools

Thornton Academy– 4073 4th Line  

Entertainment

Mega Golf Driving Range– 4386 Side Rd 20  

 

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