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1890 Communities Near Thomas ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Thomas in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Thomas.

Alexandria   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 2,861 people (with 46,776 people in 2018)
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Black Creek   (Grant Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Black Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thomas
 - Black Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyce   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 301 people (with 991 people in 2018)
 - Boyce had a post office and railroad service
 
Cheneyville   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South (S) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 591 people in 2018)
 - Cheneyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Colfax   (Grant Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,492 people in 2018)
 - Colfax had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crane   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thomas
 - Crane had a post office and no railroad service
 
Egg Bend   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thomas
 - Egg Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elmer   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thomas
 - Elmer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairmount   (Grant Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Fairmount had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fishville   (Grant Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Thomas
 - Fishville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hemphill   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thomas
 - Hemphill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holloway   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Thomas
 - Holloway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lamourie   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thomas
 - Lamourie had railroad service and no post office
 
Lavacco   (Catahoula Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thomas
 - Lavacco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lecompte   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South (S) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 375 people (with 1,160 people in 2018)
 - Lecompte had a post office and railroad service
 
Lena   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West (W) from Thomas
 - Lena had railroad service and no post office
 
Loyd   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South (S) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Loyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marksville   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 540 people (with 5,405 people in 2018)
 - Marksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melder   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thomas
 - Melder had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milford   (Rapides Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Milford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thomas
 - Milford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moreland   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thomas
 - Moreland had railroad service and no post office
 
Pineville   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 540 people (with 14,290 people in 2018)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poland   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thomas
 - Poland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rapides   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thomas
 - Rapides had a post office and railroad service
 
Rhinehart   (Catahoula Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thomas
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Rhinehart had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weil   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thomas
 - Weil had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Rapides Parish: www.rppj.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Thomas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Thomas. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thomas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4093, Longitude: -92.3476     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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