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The location of Thompson

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Thompson.

This page contains six sections:

Around Thompson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort Smith. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southwest of Thompson. Fort Smith has a population of 88,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fayetteville. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the northwest of Thompson and has a population of 83,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Thompson and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alma   [Map]   5,672   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Barling   [Map]   4,801   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bella Vista   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bentonville   [Map]   47,093   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Berryville   [Map]   5,377   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Centerton   [Map]   12,861   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Clarksville   [Map]   9,524   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Farmington   [Map]   6,804   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lowell   [Map]   8,922   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pea Ridge   [Map]   5,401   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Prairie Grove   [Map]   5,347   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rogers   [Map]   65,021   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Siloam Springs   [Map]   16,448   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Springdale   [Map]   78,557   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Van Buren   [Map]   23,367   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Combs   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elkins   [Map]   2,965   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fayette Junction   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Georgetown   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Goshen   [Map]   1,667   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Greenland   [Map]   1,390   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hazel Valley   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mayfield   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   120   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sulphur City   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wesley   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
West Fork   [Map]   2,550   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Whitener   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Winslow   [Map]   422   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Witter   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]

For more communities neighboring Thompson, please visit our County-by-County Page for Thompson.

Madison County ...

Thompson is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Newton & Washington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thompson ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Thompson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Thompson.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Thompson. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thompson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Tourism

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Arkansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near Thompson ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Thompson.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drake Fld.(FYV/KFYV)   [Map]   FYV   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Huntsville Muni.   [Map]   H34   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Springdale Muni.(SPZ/KASG)   [Map]   ASG   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ozark - Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]   7M5   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Northwest Arkansas Rgnl. (ICAO: KXNA)   [Map]   XNA   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rogers Muni.(ICAO: KROG)   [Map]   ROG   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bentonville Muni.(ICAO: KVBT)   [Map]   VBT   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Thompson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Thompson. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tulsa Intl. (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]   TUL   W   110 miles [177 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   SE   127 miles [204.4 km]
Will Rogers World Airport (OKC/KOKC)   [Map]   OKC   W   208 miles [334.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Arkansas Rgnl. (ICAO: KXNA)   [Map]   XNA   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fort Smith Rgnl. (FSM/KFSM)   [Map]   FSM   SSW   46 miles [74 km]
Boone Co. Airport (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]   HRO   ENE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Branson Meml. (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]   BBG   NE   59 miles [95 km]
Joplin Rgnl. (JLN/KJLN)   [Map]   JLN   NNW   90 miles [144.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Drake Fld.(FYV/KFYV)   [Map]   FYV   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Huntsville Muni.   [Map]   H34   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Springdale Muni.(SPZ/KASG)   [Map]   ASG   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ozark - Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]   7M5   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Rogers Muni.(ICAO: KROG)   [Map]   ROG   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bentonville Muni.(ICAO: KVBT)   [Map]   VBT   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
        Website for Tulsa International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boone Co. Airport   (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]
        Website for Boone County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Branson Meml.   (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]
        Website for Branson Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Joplin Rgnl.   (JLN/KJLN)   [Map]
        Website for Joplin Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Springfield Airport   (SGF/KSGF)   [Map]
        Website for Springfield - Branson National Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Drake Fld.   (FYV/KFYV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Springdale Muni.   (SPZ/KASG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rogers Muni.   (ICAO: KROG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bentonville Muni.   (ICAO: KVBT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Will Rogers World Airport   (OKC/KOKC)   [Map]
        Website for Will Rogers World Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Smith Fld.   (ICAO: KSLG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
        Website for Kansas City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas Love Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Arkansas Rgnl.   (ICAO: KXNA)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Smith Rgnl.   (FSM/KFSM)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Smith Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Arkansas

About Madison County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thompson.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Thompson. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 35.9217, Longitude: -93.9463     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thompson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Thompson), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thompson.



 
 
 

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