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Welcome to Thompson Springs (aka 'Thompson') ...

Thompson Springs is located in Grand County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Thompson Springs: Thompson Spgs. (or less commonly used: Thompson Spngs. or Thompson Sprngs.)

Thompson Springs was established in 1893.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Thompson Springs: Named after E.W. Thompson, an early settler.

The community of Thompson Springs has also been called Thompson.

Thompson Springs is 5,130 feet [1,564 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Thompson Springs is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Thompson Springs: (435)

The ZIP code for Thompson Springs: 84540<3>

Adding Thompson Springs 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 Springs 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 Springs elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Thompson Springs ...

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

  • Sego [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sego
    • Sego [Grand County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Thompson Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sego have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former names for Sego:
    • Ballard
    • Neslin
  • Brendel [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brendel
    • Brendel [Grand County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Thompson Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brendel
  • Crescent Junction [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Junction
    • Crescent Junction [Grand County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Thompson Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Junction
  • Valley City [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
    • Valley City [Grand County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Thompson Springs
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Valley City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cisco [Grand County] - Historic
    • Elgin [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Grand County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the west of Thompson Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Green River [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
      • Green River [Emery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the west of Thompson Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 935 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green River<7>
    • Dewey [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
      • Dewey [Grand County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Thompson Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Dewey:
      • Kingsferry
    • Agate [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agate
      • Agate [Grand County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the east of Thompson Springs
    • Richardson [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
      • Richardson [Grand County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Thompson Springs
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Richardson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<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 Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thompson Springs.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thompson Springs ...

Looking for more information about Thompson Springs? 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 Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thompson Springs.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grand County: www.grandcountyutah.net/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Grand, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thompson Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Thompson Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thompson Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Thompson Springs) 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 Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thompson Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompson Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9715, Longitude: -109.7147    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>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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