Thornton is an unincorporated community spanning Thornbury Township, Concord Township , Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The George W. Hill Correctional Facility is located in both the townships of Thornbury and Concord, but it has a Thornton postal address. In colonial times, Thornton was nicknamed “Yellow House'' after the poplar inn and tavern opened up in 1750. The Yellow House has been used for many different things, including a post office, general store, hair salon, textile factory, and a grocery store. It was owned originally by George Pearce and one important customer was George Gray. Gray was the owner of the Grays Ferry which went over the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
If you are a history buff, you might enjoy the Thornton Village Historic District. Acknowledged in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006, this landscape includes incredibly well preserved buildings dating back to 1750-1855! The district has 13 buildings that make it up, and they include a commercial building, several residences, a converted blacksmith shop, a converted barn, three stables or carriage houses, and two frame sheds. The houses include the Isaac Pyle House (built in 1777), the Caleb Hoopes House (built in 1790), The Blacksmith House (built by Joseph Moore in 1805), the Beebe House (built around 1851), and the William D. Pennell House (built around 1850).
If history isn’t your cup of tea, you could always kick back and research more modern things in Thornton from the comfort of your newly installed propane powered house. Propane is a green and clean power source that we here at Gastec are very well versed in. We’re experts, and we know all of the ways that propane could help you out in your home or commercial building. Need to power a forklift? We have the commercial propane used for that, and with our Covid safe delivery service, we could bring it right to your door. Have a question about propane? Our hardworking staff can answer it over the phone with our customer service line. We have everything related to propane that you could need. What more could you possibly want? Good prices? Well we have that too! Our residential and commercial propane are reasonably priced and it’s cheaper than the other companies in Pennsylvania so you can brag to all of your friends with expensive propane about how Gastec took care of you. We have your back, and we hope you give us a call soon.