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1890 Communities Near Thomas ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Thomas in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Thomas.

Barrettsville   (Prairie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Barrettsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bayou Meto   (Lonoke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Thomas
 - Bayou Meto had railroad service and no post office
 
Brinkley   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 1,510 people (with 2,714 people in 2017)
 - Brinkley had a post office and railroad service
 
Carlisle   (Lonoke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 2,182 people in 2017)
 - Carlisle had a post office and railroad service
 
Casscoe   (Arkansas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Casscoe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarendon   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 1,060 people (with 1,445 people in 2017)
 - Clarendon had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotton Plant   (Woodruff County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 429 people (with 587 people in 2017)
 - Cotton Plant had a post office and railroad service
 
Cuneo   (Prairie County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cuneo was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thomas
 - Cuneo had railroad service and no post office
 
De Valls Bluff   (Prairie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 569 people in 2017)
 - De Valls Bluff had a post office and railroad service
 
Des Arc   (Prairie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 546 people (with 1,630 people in 2017)
 - Des Arc had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thomas
 - Duncan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairmount   (Prairie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thomas
 - Fairmount had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goldman   (Arkansas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 168 people
 - Goldman had a post office and railroad service
 
Hazen   (Prairie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 458 people (with 1,383 people in 2017)
 - Hazen had a post office and railroad service
 
Hickory Plains   (Prairie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Hickory Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 353 people (with 539 people in 2017)
 - Holly Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Keevil   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Thomas
 - Keevil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lonoke   (Lonoke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West (W) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 858 people (with 4,248 people in 2017)
 - Lonoke had a post office and railroad service
 
McCreanor   (Lonoke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Thomas
 - McCreanor had railroad service and no post office
 
Parham   (Arkansas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Parham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Thomas
 - Parham had railroad service and no post office
 
Roe   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thomas
 - Roe had a post office and railroad service
 
Saulsburg   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thomas
 - Saulsburg had railroad service and no post office
 
Screeton   (Prairie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Thomas
 - Screeton had railroad service and no post office
 
Sisemore   (Lonoke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Thomas
 - Sisemore had railroad service and no post office
 
Stuttgart   (Arkansas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 1,165 people (with 8,773 people in 2017)
 - Stuttgart had a post office and railroad service
 
Wattensaw   (Lonoke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thomas
 - Wattensaw had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Thomas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Thomas. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7587, Longitude: -91.5154     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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