Thornton (Chestertown, Maryland)

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Thornton
THORNTON, CHESTERTOWN, KENT COUNTY, MD.jpg
Thornton (Chestertown, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Thornton (Chestertown, Maryland)
Thornton (Chestertown, Maryland) is located in the US
Thornton (Chestertown, Maryland)
Nearest city Chestertown, Maryland
Coordinates 39°16′20″N 76°1′11″W / 39.27222°N 76.01972°W / 39.27222; -76.01972Coordinates: 39°16′20″N 76°1′11″W / 39.27222°N 76.01972°W / 39.27222; -76.01972
Built 1788
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 05001428[1]
Added to NRHP December 23, 2005

Thornton is a historic family farm located at Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, United States. The farm is located on a 352-acre (142 ha) plot on Morgan's Creek, a tributary of the Chester River. The main house is a 2 12-story, five-bay brick house, constructed about 1788, and principally Georgian in style. A 1 12-story kitchen wing is attached to the west gable end. Also on the property are an early-20th-century dairy barn, a late-19th-century animal barn, a second-half-19th-century granary, a smokehouse, and two sheds. The farm has been owned and operated by the same family for nearly 300 years.[2]

Thornton was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". National Register of Historic Places: Thornton. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-10-05. 

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