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Welcome to Thompson ...

Thompson is located in Amite County<1>.

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

Thompson is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Thompson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Thompson: (601) and (769)<4>

Adding Thompson to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Thompson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Thompson elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Thompson on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Thompson ...

While we believe that this Thompson is located in Amite County, we know of another 2 Mississippi communities named Thompson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Attala and Hinds County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 49 communities that are also named Thompson - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia (2), California (2), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (3), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan (3), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, Texas (3), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Thompson ...

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

  • McComb [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
    • McComb [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Thompson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,013 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<6>
  • Magnolia [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
    • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Thompson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<6>
  • Summit [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
    • Summit [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Thompson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit<6>
  • Bude [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bude
    • Bude [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Thompson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,000 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bude
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bude<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Liberty [Amite County]
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      • Liberty [Amite County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Thompson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Osyka [Pike County]
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      • Osyka [Pike County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Thompson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osyka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osyka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osyka<6>
    • McElveen [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McElveen
      • McElveen [Amite County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Thompson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McElveen
    • Brookside [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
      • Brookside [Amite County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Thompson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
    • Bear Town [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Town
      • Bear Town [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Thompson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Town
    • Bacots [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacots
      • Bacots [Pike County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Thompson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacots

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thompson. See our Newspapers Page for Thompson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thompson ...

Looking for more information about Thompson? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Thompson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Thompson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Amite County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Amite, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thompson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Thompson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2568, Longitude: -90.6382       In this case, the coordinates for Thompson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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