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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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:

  • Marion [Map], which is the Seat of Crittenden County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Thompson to Marion, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,622 miles [10,657.1 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 7,346 miles [11,822.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,222 miles [8,404 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thompson ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Thompson.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Thompson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 47 communities in the United States and Canada - with 46 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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 ConnecticutManitobaNew YorkTexas
 DelawareMarylandNorth CarolinaVirginia
 FloridaMichiganNorth DakotaWashington
 IllinoisMississippiOhioWest Virginia
 IowaMissouriOklahomaWisconsin

Alabama

Bullock County

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

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 1,775 miles [2,856.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Thompson, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,105 miles [1,778.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Thompson, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the East 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 904 miles [1,454.8 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 605 miles [973.7 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 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Thompson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km] to the North

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Thompson, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the East 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 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Thompson, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the South

Attala County

Our profile page for Thompson, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the South Southeast

Hinds County

Our profile page for Thompson, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the South

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Missouri

Audrain County

Our profile page for Thompson, Audrain County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 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 515 miles [828.8 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 1,608 miles [2,587.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Thompson, Ontario County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Thompson, Wake County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Grand Forks County

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

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Ohio

Geauga County

Our profile page for Thompson, Geauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the 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 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the 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 929 miles [1,495.1 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 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the East

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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 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the Southwest

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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 1,753 miles [2,821.2 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 579 miles [931.8 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Thompson ...

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.

Blue Goose (TN) (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Thompson   [Map]
Democrat   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Greasy Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Horseshoe Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Kate   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Louise   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mallory Spur   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Topaz   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wildwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Thompson. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Kathy Bates     (Kathleen Doyle Bates)
  Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson
 
Isaac Hayes     (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)
  Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes<9>
 
Benjamin Lawson Hooks
  Civil rights leader, minister, lawyer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday January 31, 1925 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 15, 2010 at an age of 85. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benjamin Lawson Hooks
 
Wayne Jackson     (Wayne Lamar Jackson)
  Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday June 21, 2016 at an age of 74. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Jackson
 
Harold Edward 'Quake' Johnson, Sr.
  Musician - a member of 'The Astors'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday August 21, 1944 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday May 5, 2003 at an age of 58.

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Edward 'Quake' Johnson, Sr.
 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  Social reformer, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday January 15, 1929 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 4, 1968 at an age of 39.

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Andrew Love
  Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday November 21, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 12, 2012 at an age of 70.

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Love
 
Frank McRae
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday March 18, 1944

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson
 
James William 'Jimmy' Moore
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Paris (Tennessee) on Thursday April 24, 1902 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday March 7, 1986 at an age of 83.

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James William 'Jimmy' Moore
 
Charles 'Skip' Pitts
  Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday April 7, 1947 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday May 1, 2012 at an age of 65.

Memphis [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Thompson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Skip' Pitts
 
Oscar Polk
  Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at an age of 49. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Marianna [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Thompson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk
 
John 'Big John' Tate
  Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Marion [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Thompson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

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The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from 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: 35.0051, Longitude: -90.3390     [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 angle) to Jerusalem is 315.962 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.136 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.475 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 (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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Thompson 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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<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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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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