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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Thomas 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 Thomas to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Thomas once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Thomas to:

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Thomas to Little Rock, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,680 miles [10,750.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,407 miles [11,920.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,283 miles [8,502.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Thomas ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Thomas.

While the name Thomas is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 37 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Thomas, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Burke County

Our profile page for Thomas, Burke County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Burke County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Thomas, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,263 miles [2,032.6 km] to the Northwest

Illinois

Bureau County

Our profile page for Thomas, Bureau County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the North

Vermilion County

Our profile page for Thomas, Vermilion County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Davies's County

Our profile page for Thomas, Davies's County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Thomas, 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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Kansas

Barton County

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

Ellsworth County

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

Marshall County

Our profile page for Thomas, 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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Kentucky

Boyd County

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

Estill County

Our profile page for Thomas, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the East Northeast

Floyd County

Our profile page for Thomas, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the East Northeast

Pike County

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

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Thomas, Bienville Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the South Southwest

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Thomas, Rapides Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the South Southwest

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Thomas, Washington Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Thomas, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 882 miles [1,419.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Thomas, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

Tuscola County

Our profile page for Thomas, Tuscola County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the North Northeast

Van Buren County

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

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Missouri

Harrison County

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

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Thomas, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,180 miles [1,899 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Union County

Our profile page for Thomas, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma

Custer County

Our profile page for Thomas, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Thomas, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Thomas   [Map]
Distance: About 1,291 miles [2,077.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Hamlin County

Our profile page for Thomas, Hamlin County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Putnam County

Our profile page for Thomas, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Panola County

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

Rockwall County

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

Upshur County

Our profile page for Thomas, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Thomas, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Thomas, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Thomas, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,803 miles [2,901.6 km] to the Northwest

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Thomas, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Tucker County

Our profile page for Thomas, Tucker County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Thomas ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Crossroad   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest of Thomas   [Map]
Eden   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Erwin   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Fourmile Corner   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Hallsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Harrys (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Lookout   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Peppers Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Peppers Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Spear (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Super (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

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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 'point-to-point' distance from Thomas. 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 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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<3>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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<4>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 Thomas to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.694 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.951 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.034 degrees.

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<8>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Thomas could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thomas.



 
 
 

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