Thorne, North Dakota

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Thorne is an unincorporated community in Rolette County, in the U.S. state of North Dakota.[1]


Thorne was laid out in 1905.[2] A number of the first settlers being natives of Thorne, England caused the name to be selected.[2] A post office was established at Thorne in 1905, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1965.[3]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thorne, North Dakota
  2. ^ a b "Explain Origin of All County Towns". Turtle Mountain Star. September 5, 1940. p. 7. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Rolette County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  4. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing".

Coordinates: 48°44′21″N 99°55′54″W / 48.73917°N 99.93167°W / 48.73917; -99.93167