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Thomas, Alabama

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The location of Thomas

Welcome to Thomas ...

Thomas is located in Jefferson County.

The location of Thomas has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Thomas is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Thomas lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Thomas lies within the (205) area code.

Communities near Thomas ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Thomas and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Birmingham   [Map]   210,710   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   S   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Thomas.

Communities Also Named Thomas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Thomas - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (3), Maryland, Michigan (3), Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Virginia, Washington (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Thomas.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Thomas. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thomas. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thomas.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Thomas:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thomas ...

Looking for more information about Thomas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Thomas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Thomas, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Thomas.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thomas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thomas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thomas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5326, Longitude: -86.8569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thomas.

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