Thorndale is a city in Milam and Williamson counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 1,336 at the 2010 census.
Silos in Thorndale
Location of Thorndale, Texas
|Coordinates: 30°36′45″N 97°12′16″W|
Thorndale is located at (30.612549, -97.204523), about 40 miles northeast of Austin and 12 miles west of Rockdale. Most of the city lies in Milam County, with only a small portion in Williamson County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km2), all land.
The The Apache Pass Amphitheater and Festival Grounds is located five miles north of Thorndale on Ranch Road 908, just off Ranch Road 486. Apache Pass hosts a number of major events each year., including Christian music festivals and the eastern edition of the Nocturnal Wonderland (formerly known as the Nocturnal Fest), one of the largest electronic music festivals in the United States which found 50,000 musical enthusiasts attending in 2012.Apache Pass also hosts the Annual Texas Trail Riders Convention and Trail Ride and the Annual Silver Spurs Spring Jam, which benefits the SS BEVO Endowment, which has been established to fund the care and expenses of BEVO (the UT Longhorn steer mascot), provides scholarships for UT students and supports the University of Texas Neighborhood Longhorns program. Apache Pass also hosts a number of local events and concerts, and has become a vital part of the Thorndale community and its tradition of the arts, music and film. Apache Pass also has a historical museum dedicated to the Apache nation and the contribution of native Americans in the history of Texas.