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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Thompson.

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How Far From Thompson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Thompson to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Thompson to:

  • Union Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Bullock County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Thompson to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,573 miles [10,578.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,152 miles [8,291.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thompson ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Thompson.

While the name Thompson is unique within Alabama, we know of another 49 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Thompson, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Thompson, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Thompson
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Thompson, Los Angeles County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Los Angeles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Napa County

Our profile page for Thompson, Napa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,085 miles [3,355.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Thompson, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km] to the Northeast

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Thompson, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Citrus County

Our profile page for Thompson, Citrus County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Citrus County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lee County

Our profile page for Thompson, Lee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Thompson, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Franklin County

Our profile page for Thompson, Franklin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Iowa

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Thompson, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Thompson, Clark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Thompson, Fayette County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Union County

Our profile page for Thompson, Union County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Union County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for Thompson, Calcasieu Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Calcasieu Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Thompson, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,239 miles [1,994 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Thompson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,728 miles [2,780.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Thompson, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Kalkaska County

Our profile page for Thompson, Kalkaska County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kalkaska County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ogemaw County

Our profile page for Thompson, Ogemaw County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ogemaw County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Schoolcraft County

Our profile page for Thompson, Schoolcraft County   [Map]
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Thompson, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the West

Attala County

Our profile page for Thompson, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the West Northwest

Hinds County

Our profile page for Thompson, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the West

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Missouri

Audrain County

Our profile page for Thompson, Audrain County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Missoula County

Our profile page for Thompson, Missoula County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Missoula County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Thompson, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Thompson, Lyon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Thompson, Ontario County   [Map]
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Thompson, Wake County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Grand Forks County

Our profile page for Thompson, Grand Forks County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Geauga County

Our profile page for Thompson, Geauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Thompson, Pottawatomie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pottawatomie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Thompson, Lane County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lane County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Thompson, Allegheny County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Allegheny County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Beaver County

Our profile page for Thompson, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the North Northeast

Forest County

Our profile page for Thompson, Forest County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Forest County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Thompson, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Thompson, Warren County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Warren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Thompson, Horry County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Collin County

Our profile page for Thompson, Collin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Collin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Harris County

Our profile page for Thompson, Harris County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Harris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Thompson, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Grand County

Our profile page for Thompson, Grand County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Thompson, Rockbridge County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rockbridge County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Washington

Okanogan County

Our profile page for Thompson, Okanogan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,077 miles [3,342.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Marshall County

Our profile page for Thompson, Marshall County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Marshall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Wisconsin

Washington County

Our profile page for Thompson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Thompson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thompson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1851, Longitude: -85.8180     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thompson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Thompson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.007 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.329 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.193 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Thompson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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