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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three 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:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Thompson to Huntsville, 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 five to six hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,714 miles [10,805.1 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 7,450 miles [11,989.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,330 miles [8,577.8 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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 DelawareMarylandNorth CarolinaVirginia
 FloridaMichiganNorth DakotaWashington
 IllinoisMississippiOhioWest Virginia
 IowaMissouriOklahomaWisconsin

Alabama

Bullock County

Our profile page for Thompson, Bullock County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the East 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 1,562 miles [2,513.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Thompson, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Thompson, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 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 1,095 miles [1,762.2 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 514 miles [827.2 km] to the North

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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 1,421 miles [2,286.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Thompson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the North

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Thompson, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 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 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Thompson, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the South Southeast

Attala County

Our profile page for Thompson, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Southeast

Hinds County

Our profile page for Thompson, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Audrain County

Our profile page for Thompson, Audrain County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the North Northeast

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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 338 miles [544 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Thompson, Lyon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,395 miles [2,245 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Thompson, Ontario County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Thompson, Wake County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Grand Forks County

Our profile page for Thompson, Grand Forks County   [Map]
Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the North

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Ohio

Geauga County

Our profile page for Thompson, Geauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the East 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 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the East 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 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the East 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 860 miles [1,384 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 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the South 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 1,557 miles [2,505.7 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 586 miles [943.1 km] to the North Northeast

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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.

Cannon Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Thompson   [Map]
Carter (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Crosses   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hazel Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hicks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Patrick   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Porters Store (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sulphur City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Arkansas

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Thompson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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<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 318.376 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.06 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.927 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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