Thornton, Washington

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Thornton, Washington
Thornton, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Thornton, Washington
Thornton, Washington
Coordinates: 47°07′15″N 117°23′23″W / 47.12083°N 117.38972°W / 47.12083; -117.38972Coordinates: 47°07′15″N 117°23′23″W / 47.12083°N 117.38972°W / 47.12083; -117.38972
CountryUnited States
2,310 ft (700 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)509
GNIS feature ID1509005[1]

Thornton is an unincorporated community in Whitman County, Washington, United States. Founded in 1889 by P.M. Sheehan,[2] Thornton is located near U.S. Route 195, 7 miles (11 km) west of Oakesdale. Thornton has a post office with ZIP code 99176.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thornton, Washington
  2. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.
  3. ^ ZIP Code Lookup