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Welcome to Thomson ...

The city of Thomson is located in McDuffie County<1> and is the County Seat for McDuffie County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thomson has a population of 6,523 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Thomson is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Thomson: (706) & (762)<5>

The ZIP code for Thomson: 30824<6>

Websites for Thomson ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.thomson-mcduffie.org/

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thomson had an population of 6,523 people. This is a decrease of 3.76% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thomson had a population of 6,778 people (or 30.99% of the total population of McDuffie County). This makes Thomson the county's most populous community.

The population of Thomson represents 0.07% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 99th most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Thomson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Thomson - they are located in Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota and New York.

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

Communities near Thomson ...

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

  • Columbia Mine [McDuffie County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia Mine
    • Columbia Mine [McDuffie County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Thomson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 195,769 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Grovetown [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grovetown
    • Grovetown [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Thomson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,639 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grovetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grovetown<8>
  • Harlem [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlem
    • Harlem [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Thomson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,547 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlem<8>
  • Wrens Station [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrens Station
    • Wrens Station [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Thomson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,939 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrens Station
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wrens [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrens
      • Wrens [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Thomson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,924 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wrens<8>
    • Warrenton [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
      • Warrenton [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Thomson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,707 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<8>
    • Hamilton Crossroads [McDuffie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton Crossroads
      • Hamilton Crossroads [McDuffie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Thomson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton Crossroads
    • Megahee [McDuffie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Megahee
      • Megahee [McDuffie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Thomson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,031 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Megahee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Megahee
    • Lundberg [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lundberg
      • Lundberg [Wilkes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Thomson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 831 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lundberg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lundberg
    • Gibson [Glascock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibson
      • Gibson [Glascock County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Thomson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibson<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 Thomson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thomson.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thomson. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Thomson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thomson ...

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

Adding Thomson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Thomson 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 Thomson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About McDuffie County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thomson. 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 McDuffie, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thomson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thomson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<6>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 Thomson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thomson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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- Thomson) 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 Thomson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThomsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4674, Longitude: -82.4987       In this case, the coordinates for Thomson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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