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Welcome to Thompson ...
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.
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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 04 Mar 2021