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(Rapides Parish)

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Welcome to Thomas ...

So far, we have found very little information about Thomas. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Thomas to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Thomas, please Contact Us.


Thomas would have been located within present day Rapides Parish.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Thomas is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Thomas was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Thomas once stood is in the (318) area code.

Communities near Thomas ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Alexandria   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Thomas

Pineville   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Thomas

Ball   [Map]

Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of Thomas

Woodworth   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Thomas

Boyce   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Thomas

Pollock   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Thomas

Located in Grant Parish

Dry Prong   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Thomas

Located in Grant Parish

Creola   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Thomas

Located in Grant Parish

Tioga   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of Thomas

Alexandria Junction   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Thomas

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Thomas.

Communities Also Named Thomas ...

While we believe that this Thomas is located in Rapides Parish, we know of another 2 Louisiana communities named Thomas. Those communities are located in the following parishes: Bienville and Washington Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 37 communities that are also named Thomas - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky (4), Maryland, Michigan (3), Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Virginia, Washington (2) and West Virginia.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Thomas. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thomas. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thomas.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Thomas:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About Rapides Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

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>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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thomas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 we use 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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