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Welcome to Thomas ...

Thomas is located in Hamlin County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Thomas, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1910.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Thomas had a population of 273 people.<2> (see below for details).

Thomas is 1,760 feet [536 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Thomas is within the (605) area code.

Communities Also Named Thomas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 37 communities that are also named Thomas - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (3), Maryland, Michigan (3), Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Virginia, Washington (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Thomas ...

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

  • Watertown
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Estelline
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estelline have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estelline
    • Estelline is located in Hamlin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 744 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estelline <4>
  • Castlewood
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Lake Norden
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Bryant
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Hayti
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayti have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayti
    • Hayti is located in Hamlin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 381 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayti <4>
  • Kampeska
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kampeska
    • Kampeska is located in Codington County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 331 people
  • Rauville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rauville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rauville
    • Rauville is located in Codington County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 292 people
  • Henry
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
    • Henry is located in Codington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry <4>
  • Kranzburg
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kranzburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kranzburg
    • Kranzburg is located in Codington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kranzburg <4>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thomas.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thomas ...

Looking for more information about Thomas? 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 Thomas, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Thomas.

Adding Thomas to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Thomas was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Thomas post office opened in 1910.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Thomas.

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Hamlin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thomas.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thomas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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