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Welcome to Thompson ...

Thompson is located in Windham County<1>.

The location of Thompson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Thompson is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Thompson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Thompson: (860)

The ZIP code for Thompson: 06277<4>

Communities Also Named Thompson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 49 communities that are also named Thompson - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia (2), California (2), Delaware, Florida (3), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan (3), Mississippi (3), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, Texas (3), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Thompson.

Communities near Thompson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Thompson.

  • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket
  • Smithfield [Providence County]
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    • Smithfield [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,842 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
  • Grafton [Worcester County]
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    • Grafton [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,082 people
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  • Killingly [Windham County]
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    • Killingly [Windham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Thompson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,305 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killingly
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Webster [Worcester County]
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      • Webster [Worcester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,822 people
      • Webster has also been known as:
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    • Burrillville [Providence County]
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      • Burrillville [Providence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,810 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Southbridge [Worcester County]
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      • Southbridge [Worcester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,788 people
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    • Auburn [Worcester County]
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      • Auburn [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,701 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Northbridge [Worcester County]
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      • Northbridge [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,621 people
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    • Plainfield [Windham County]
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      • Plainfield [Windham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Thompson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,084 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainfield

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Thompson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thompson.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thompson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thompson. See our Newspapers Page for Thompson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thompson ...

Looking for more information about Thompson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Thompson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thompson.

Adding Thompson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Thompson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Thompson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Thompson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Thompson on our Genealogy Page.

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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 Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Windham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thompson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Thompson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thompson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thompson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThompsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9587, Longitude: -71.8626       In this case, the coordinates for Thompson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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