Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thornton Road, Part 1 -- A Through-the-Windshield Video

by Terry Thornton
email: hillcountrymonroecounty@gmail.com
The video below was made Sunday afternoon, May 16, 2010, on Thornton Road, Monroe County, Mississippi. Yes, the road is named for me! Click the start buttons to view the video.
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The portion of Thornton Road shown in Part 1 is from the intersection of Hatley-Detroit Road, through Thornton Farm, and ends about 1.2 miles down the road on the high ridge overlooking Weaver's Creek (named for my great-great-great-grandfather Frederick Weaver, one of the earliest settlers in Hill Country). See the map below for the location. Place names, road and creek name are highlighted in red; the portion of Thornton Road shown on this video is highlighted in green. (Left click map for a larger view)
Part 2 of this video follows and will show the descent into and the ascent out of Weaver's Creek Bottom.

SOURCES:

Thornton Road, Part 1. Through-the-Windshield Video. Terry Thornton, Fulton, Mississippi. May 16, 2010.

Thornton Road Map modified from the Mississippi Department of Transportation Highway Map of Monroe County. For a complete map visit www.goMDOT.com

2 comments:

Jane said...

Love your videos.
Are you related to Dudly Weaver? He's my uncle.
Jane Diano

Terry Thornton said...

Thanks, Jane. If Dudley Weaver is kin to Frederick Weaver, then we are kinfolks.
Terry Thornton
Fulton, Mississippi