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Welcome to Thompson Falls ...

The city of Thompson Falls is located in Sanders County<1> and is the County Seat for Sanders County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thompson Falls has a population of 1,408 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Thompson Falls.

Thompson Falls is 2,640 feet [805 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Thompson Falls is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Thompson Falls lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Thompson Falls (for example, toward Osburn (ID)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

The area code for Thompson Falls: (406)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thompson Falls had an population of 1,408 people. This is an increase of 7.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thompson Falls had a population of 1,313 people (or 11.5% of the total population of Sanders County). This makes Thompson Falls the county's most populous community.

The population of Thompson Falls represents 0.13% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 47th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,313 people, the population of Thompson Falls has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,321 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Thompson Falls.

Communities near Thompson Falls ...

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

  • Eddy [Sanders County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddy
    • Eddy [Sanders County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Thompson Falls
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddy
  • De Borgia [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Borgia
    • De Borgia [Mineral County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Thompson Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Borgia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Borgia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Borgia<6>
  • Haugan [Mineral County]
  • Saltese [Mineral County]
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    • Cabin City [Mineral County]
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      • Cabin City [Mineral County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Thompson Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabin City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin City
    • East Portal [Mineral County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Portal
      • East Portal [Mineral County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Thompson Falls
    • Trout Creek [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Creek
      • Trout Creek [Sanders County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Thompson Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Creek<6>
    • Burke [Shoshone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burke
      • Burke [Shoshone County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the west of Thompson Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mullan [Shoshone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullan
      • Mullan [Shoshone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southwest of Thompson Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullan<6>
    • Plains [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains
      • Plains [Sanders County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southeast of Thompson Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plains<6>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thompson Falls. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Thompson Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thompson Falls ...

Looking for more information about Thompson Falls? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Thompson Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thompson Falls.

Adding Thompson Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Thompson Falls was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Thompson Falls on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Montana (1937).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sanders County: www.co.sanders.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Sanders, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thompson Falls.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thompson Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thompson Falls) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thompson Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thompson FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompson Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6005, Longitude: -115.3382       In this case, the coordinates for Thompson Falls 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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