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Thomas, Louisiana
(Washington Parish)

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The location of Thomas

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Thomas.

This page contains six sections:

Around Thomas ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Hattiesburg (MS). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northeast of Thomas. Hattiesburg (MS) has a population of 46,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Slidell. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the south of Thomas and has a population of 27,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Thomas and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2018
Abita Springs   [Map]   2,584   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Amite City   [Map]   4,465   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bogalusa   [Map]   11,738   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Covington   [Map]   10,463   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Franklinton   [Map]   3,770   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hammond   [Map]   20,786   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kentwood   [Map]   2,419   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mandeville   [Map]   12,288   S   41 miles [66 km]
Pearl River   [Map]   2,606   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Ponchatoula   [Map]   7,371   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Brookhaven (MS)   [Map]   12,089   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Columbia (MS)   [Map]   5,941   NE   23 miles [37 km]
McComb (MS)   [Map]   13,045   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Picayune (MS)   [Map]   11,008   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Poplarville (MS)   [Map]   2,938   E   30 miles [48.3 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Angie   [Map]   247   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bush   [Map]   ---   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Enon   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Folsom   [Map]   855   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Husser   [Map]   ---   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mount Hermon   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Stoney Point   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Sun   [Map]   497   S   23 miles [37 km]
Sunny Hill   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Varnado   [Map]   333   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Holmesville (MS)   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Osyka (MS)   [Map]   420   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pinebur (MS)   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sartinville (MS)   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tylertown (MS)   [Map]   1,464   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Thomas, please visit our Parish-by-Parish Page for Thomas.

Washington Parish ...

Thomas is located in Washington Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington Parish: Saint Tammany, Tangipahoa, Marion (MS), Pearl River (MS), Pike (MS) & Walthall (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thomas ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Thomas.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Thomas. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead 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.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Louisiana

    Louisiana Tourism
    Parks for Louisiana

    Fishing in Louisiana
    Hunting in Louisiana

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Louisiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Louisiana

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Louisiana

Airports Near Thomas ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Thomas.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Thomas. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Thomas.

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
68 miles [109.4 km] miles to the south southwest of Thomas.

Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
262 miles [421.6 km] miles to the northeast of Thomas.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
289 miles [465.1 km] miles to the north northwest of Thomas.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Hattiesburg Muni.  (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
50 miles [80.5 km] miles to the east northeast of Thomas.

Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.  (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
53 miles [85.3 km] miles to the northeast of Thomas.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
68 miles [109.4 km] miles to the south southwest of Thomas.

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.  (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
68 miles [109.4 km] miles to the southeast of Thomas.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
72 miles [115.9 km] miles to the west southwest of Thomas.

Jackson - Evers Intl.  (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
92 miles [148.1 km] miles to the north of Thomas.

General Aviation Airports

George R. Carr Meml. Air Fld. (FAA ID: BXA)   [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the southeast of Thomas.

Paul Pittman Meml. (FAA ID: T36)   [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the north northwest of Thomas.

Columbia - Marion Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0R0)   [Map]
26 miles [41.8 km] miles to the north northeast of Thomas.

McComb / Pike Co. Airport (MCB/KMCB)   [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the west northwest of Thomas.

I. H. Bass Jr. Meml. (FAA ID: 4R1)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the east of Thomas.

Poplarville Airport (FAA ID: M13)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the east southeast of Thomas.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)    [Map]

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)    [Map]

Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

McComb / Pike Co. Airport   (MCB/KMCB)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Hammond Northshore Rgnl.   (ICAO: KHDC)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)    [Map]

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)    [Map]

Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)    [Map]

Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)    [Map]

Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Baton Rouge Metro Airport   (BTR/KBTR)    [Map]

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)    [Map]

Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Houma - Terrebonne Airport   (ICAO: KHUM)    [Map]

Website for Houma - Terrebonne Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thomas.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9680, Longitude: -90.0287     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Thomas), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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