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Our Genealogy Helper for Thompson ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Thompson (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Thompson. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Thompson is located in Sullivan County.

To see how the shape of New York's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sullivan County: Delaware, Orange, Ulster, Pike (PA) & Wayne (PA).

Below are the counties that are near Thompson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Thompson:

  • Sullivan County     (The home county of Thompson)
    • Monticello
    • Glen Wild
    • Rock Hill
    • South Fallsburg
    • Squirrels Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squirrels Corners
      • Squirrels Corners lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squirrels Corners
    • Harris
    • Mongaup Valley
    • Hurleyville
    • Woodridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodridge
      • Woodridge lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 773 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodridge<2>
    • Fallsburg
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallsburg
      • Fallsburg lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallsburg
    • Forestburgh
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburgh
      • Forestburgh lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 799 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburgh
    • Smallwood
    • Kauneonga Lake
  • Delaware County
    • Butternut Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butternut Grove
      • Butternut Grove lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butternut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butternut Grove
    • Cooks Falls
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks Falls
      • Cooks Falls lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Falls
    • Rock Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Valley
      • Rock Valley lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Valley
    • Horton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horton
      • Horton lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
    • Chiloway
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chiloway
      • Chiloway lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chiloway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chiloway
    • Pea Brook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Brook
      • Pea Brook lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Brook
    • Colchester
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colchester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • Hancock
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock
      • Hancock lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
    • Andes
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andes
      • Andes lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andes
    • Shinhopple
    • Margaretville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaretville
      • Margaretville lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaretville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaretville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Margaretville<2>
    • Fleischmanns
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleischmanns
      • Fleischmanns lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleischmanns have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleischmanns
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fleischmanns<2>
    • Middletown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
  • Dutchess County
    • Beacon
    • Hughsonville
    • Fishkill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishkill
      • Fishkill lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,055 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishkill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishkill
    • Hyde Park
    • Poughkeepsie
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poughkeepsie
      • Poughkeepsie lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,870 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poughkeepsie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
    • Poughkeepsie
    • Wappingers Falls
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wappingers Falls
      • Wappingers Falls lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,509 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wappingers Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wappingers Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wappingers Falls<2>
    • Arlington
    • Hyde Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyde Park
      • Hyde Park lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyde Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyde Park
    • Staatsburg
    • Wappinger
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wappinger
      • Wappinger lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,669 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wappinger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wappinger
  • Greene County
    • Cornwall-on-Hudson
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall-on-Hudson
      • Cornwall-on-Hudson lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall-on-Hudson came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall-on-Hudson
    • Halcott
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halcott
      • Halcott lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halcott have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halcott
  • Orange County
    • Port Orange
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Orange
      • Port Orange lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Thompson.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Orange
    • Deerpark
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerpark
      • Deerpark lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,690 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerpark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerpark
    • Otisville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otisville
      • Otisville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,057 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Otisville<2>
    • Mount Hope
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,558 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Finchville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finchville
      • Finchville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finchville
    • Huguenot
    • Shin Hollow
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shin Hollow
      • Shin Hollow lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shin Hollow
    • Sparrow Bush
    • Port Jervis
    • Wallkill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallkill
      • Wallkill lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallkill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallkill
    • Washington Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Heights
      • Washington Heights lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Thompson.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Heights
    • Crawford
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawford
      • Crawford lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,157 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
    • Greenville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
  • Putnam County
    • Cold Spring
    • Nelsonville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelsonville
      • Nelsonville lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelsonville
  • Ulster County
    • Spring Glen
    • Wawarsing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wawarsing
      • Wawarsing lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wawarsing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wawarsing
    • Cragsmoor
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cragsmoor
      • Cragsmoor lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cragsmoor
    • Ellenville
    • Walker Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker Valley
      • Walker Valley lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walker Valley<2>
    • Napanoch
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napanoch
      • Napanoch lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompson.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napanoch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napanoch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napanoch<2>
    • Port Ben
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Ben
      • Port Ben lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Ben
    • Dwaarkill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dwaarkill
      • Dwaarkill lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwaarkill
    • Shawangunk
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawangunk
      • Shawangunk lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawangunk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawangunk
    • Kerhonkson
    • Denning
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denning
      • Denning lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denning have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denning
    • Bruynswick
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruynswick
      • Bruynswick lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruynswick
    • Rochester
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
      • Rochester lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
  • Sussex County (NJ)
    • Millville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millville
      • Millville lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Thompson.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millville
    • Libertyville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
      • Libertyville lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
    • Vernon Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon Valley
      • Vernon Valley lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Thompson.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon Valley
    • Layton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Layton
      • Layton lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Layton
  • Pike County (PA)
    • Millrift
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millrift
      • Millrift lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millrift
    • Matamoras
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matamoras
      • Matamoras lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matamoras have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matamoras
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matamoras<2>
    • Masthope
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masthope
      • Masthope lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masthope
    • Rowland
    • Milford
    • Kimble
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimble
      • Kimble lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimble
    • Lords Valley
    • Wilsonville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonville
      • Wilsonville lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsonville
    • Paupack
  • Susquehanna County (PA)
    • Forest City
  • Wayne County (PA)
    • Damascus
    • Milanville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milanville
      • Milanville lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milanville
    • Calkins
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calkins
      • Calkins lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Thompson.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calkins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calkins
    • Laurella
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurella
      • Laurella lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurella
    • Hawley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawley
      • Hawley lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawley<2>
    • Siko
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siko
      • Siko lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Thompson.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siko have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siko
    • Dyberry
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyberry
      • Dyberry lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Thompson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyberry
    • Honesdale
    • Bethany
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
      • Bethany lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 222 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany<2>
    • Lakeville
    • Prompton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prompton
      • Prompton lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Thompson.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prompton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prompton
    • Lakewood
    • Waymart

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Thompson, see our County-by-County Page for Thompson.

Newspapers Published in Thompson ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thompson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Thompson, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Thompson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Thompson:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from New Jersey
    • Stories from New York
    • Stories from Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Near Thompson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thompson.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Thompson covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Rock Ridge Cemetery
  • St. Peters Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • General Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the General Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the General Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on General Cemetery
  • Congregation B'nai Israel Cemetery
  • Brookside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brookside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brookside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside Cemetery
  • Mongaup Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mongaup Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mongaup Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mongaup Valley Cemetery
  • Fallsburg Cemetery
  • St. Thomas Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Thomas Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Thomas Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Thompson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Thomas Cemetery
  • Forestburg Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forestburg Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forestburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Forestburg Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Thompson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg Cemetery
  • Hillside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hillside Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
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  • Fulton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fulton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fulton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fulton Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
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    • Van Keuren Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Van Keuren Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Van Keuren Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Van Keuren Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
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    • Soule Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Soule Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Soule Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
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    • Stewart Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stewart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stewart Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Thompson in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Thompson.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Thompson, with the one closest to Thompson listed first.

  • Monticello
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,016 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Monticello had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<2>
  • Bridgeville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeville
    • Bridgeville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 66 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Thompsonville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsonville
    • Thompsonville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompson.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 251 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thompsonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompsonville<2>
  • Maplewood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
    • Maplewood lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maplewood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rock Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
    • Rock Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rock Hill had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Hill<2>
  • Glen Wild
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Wild
    • Glen Wild lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 88 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glen Wild had a post office and no railroad service
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  • South Fallsburg
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Fallsburg
    • South Fallsburg lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompson.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Fallsburg had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Fallsburg<2>
  • Bushville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushville
    • Bushville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Thompson.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bushville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bushville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mongaup Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mongaup Valley
    • Mongaup Valley lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Thompson.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 149 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mongaup Valley had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mongaup Valley<2>
  • Hurleyville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurleyville
    • Hurleyville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Thompson.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 478 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hurleyville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurleyville<2>
  • Forestburg
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
    • Forestburg lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Thompson.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 92 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forestburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hartwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartwood
    • Hartwood lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Thompson.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hartwood had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mountain Dale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Dale
      • Mountain Dale lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Thompson.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 74 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mountain Dale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Dale<2>
    • Woodbourne
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbourne
      • Woodbourne lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompson.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 361 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodbourne had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbourne<2>
    • Loch Sheldrake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Sheldrake
      • Loch Sheldrake lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Thompson.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 169 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Loch Sheldrake had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Sheldrake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Sheldrake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loch Sheldrake<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Thompson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thompson.

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 Sullivan County: www.co.sullivan.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thompson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThompsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6470, Longitude: -74.6766       In this case, the coordinates for Thompson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Thompson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

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