Thornton, NH: A Complete Community Profile of Thornton, NH.

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Thornton, NH

Thornton is a town that enjoys great scenery and Pemigewassat River access, as well as its proximity to I-93. The town is named for Matthew Thornton, who signed the Declaration of Independence. A statesman, scholar and physician, Thornton practiced medicine in New Hampshire after working as a battlefield surgeon in the Revolutionary War.

Thornton has local folklore, which contributed to local landmarks like Ghost Hollow and Knocker's Hole.

Local dining includes the Benton's Sugar Shack for breakfast and lunch, and Tony's Italian Grille and Pub. Lodging includes Gilcrest Cottages and Motel, 2378 US Route 3, and the Shamrock Motel & Cottages, 2913 US Route 3.

It's close to the river, it's close to Plymouth and Plymouth State University, it's close to I-93 and just a little ways to Lincoln, etc. Thornton has the scenery, services and activities, and it's a bit closer than the more "touristy" areas.

Benton's Sugar Shack, Thornton, NH
Benton's Sugar Shack, Thornton, NH


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