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Welcome to Thomaston ...

The city of Thomaston is located in Upson County<1> and is the County Seat for Upson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thomaston has a population of 8,779 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Thomaston.

Thomaston is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Thomaston (for example, toward Valley (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Area codes for Thomaston: (706) & (762)<4>

The ZIP code for Thomaston: 30286<5>

Websites for Thomaston ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.thomastonchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Thomaston, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thomaston had an population of 8,779 people. This is a decrease of 4.26% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thomaston had a population of 9,170 people (which is 33.77% of the total population of Upson County). This makes Thomaston the county's most populous community.

The population of Thomaston represents 0.09% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 84th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Thomaston.

Adding Thomaston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Thomaston 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 Thomaston was

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

Communities Also Named Thomaston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Thomaston - they are located in Alabama, Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New York (2), Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

Communities near Thomaston ...

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

  • Lawrences Mill [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrences Mill
    • Lawrences Mill [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Thomaston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,834 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrences Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrences Mill
  • Carrolls [Meriwether County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrolls
    • Carrolls [Meriwether County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Thomaston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,259 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrolls have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrolls
  • Barnesville [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesville
    • Barnesville [Lamar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Thomaston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,669 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnesville<8>
  • Manchester [Meriwether County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester [Meriwether County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Thomaston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,918 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Zebulon [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zebulon
      • Zebulon [Pike County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Thomaston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zebulon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zebulon<8>
    • Woodbury [Meriwether County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
      • Woodbury [Meriwether County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Thomaston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 898 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury<8>
    • Russellville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Thomaston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russellville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
    • Talbotton [Talbot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talbotton
      • Talbotton [Talbot County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Thomaston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talbotton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talbotton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talbotton<8>
    • Milner [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milner
      • Milner [Lamar County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Thomaston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milner<8>
    • Molena [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Molena
      • Molena [Pike County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Thomaston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Molena have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Molena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Molena<8>

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 Thomaston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thomaston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thomaston. 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 Thomaston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thomaston. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Thomaston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thomaston ...

Looking for more information about Thomaston? 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 Thomaston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thomaston.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Upson County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Upson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thomaston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thomaston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>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 city (such as Thomaston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thomaston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Thomaston) 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 Thomaston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThomastonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomaston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8880, Longitude: -84.3262    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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