Thornton, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)610 and 484

Thornton is an unincorporated community spanning Thornbury Township, Concord Township and Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States.

The George W. Hill Correctional Facility, located in the townships of Thornbury and Concord,[1] has a Thornton postal address.[2]


In colonial times, Thornton was known as "Yellow House" after the Inn and tavern opened in 1750.[3]

The community includes the Thornton Village Historic District, which includes buildings dating from 1750 to 1855.[4] The District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[5]


  1. ^ "Delaware County Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan Volume III: County Parks and Recreation Plan" (PDF). Delaware County, Pennsylvania. April 2015. pp. 1–13 (PDF p. 31). Retrieved 2018-09-26. For example, the County Prison in Thornbury and Concord Townships,[...]
  2. ^ "Delaware County Prison". Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2018-09-26. Location: 500 Cheyney Road Thornton, PA 19373
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Robert J. Wise, Jr. (August 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Thornton Village Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form" (PDF). United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

Coordinates: 39°54′26″N 75°31′54″W / 39.90722°N 75.53167°W / 39.90722; -75.53167