Thornton (Chestertown, Maryland)

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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]


  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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