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Our Genealogy Helper for Thomas ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Thomas (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 Thomas. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Thomas is located in Tucker County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tucker County: Barbour, Grant, Preston & Randolph.

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

  • Tucker County     (The home county of Thomas)
    • Pierce [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Tucker County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Davis [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<2>
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Thomas
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canaan Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan Valley<2>
    • Elk [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk
      • Elk [Tucker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Thomas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Gladwin [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladwin
      • Gladwin [Tucker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladwin
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<2>
  • Barbour County
    • Kalamazoo [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalamazoo
      • Kalamazoo [Barbour County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalamazoo
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<2>
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Calhoun [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun
      • Calhoun [Barbour County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<2>
    • Union [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Barbour County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Wellington Heights [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington Heights
      • Wellington Heights [Barbour County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington Heights
  • Grant County
    • Bayard [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayard
      • Bayard [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayard
    • Greenland [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
      • Greenland [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
    • Arthur [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
      • Arthur [Grant County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
    • Petersburg [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Grant County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<2>
    • Medley [Grant County]
    • Dorcas [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
      • Dorcas [Grant County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorcas
  • Hardy County
    • Moorefield [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorefield
      • Moorefield [Hardy County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorefield<2>
    • Lost City [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost City
      • Lost City [Hardy County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Thomas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost City<2>
  • Marion County
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
  • Mineral County
    • Hartmansville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartmansville
      • Hartmansville [Mineral County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartmansville
    • Sulphur City [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur City
      • Sulphur City [Mineral County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur City
    • Elk Garden [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
      • Elk Garden [Mineral County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Garden<2>
    • New Creek [Mineral County]
    • Burlington [Mineral County]
    • Piedmont [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Mineral County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<2>
    • Keyser [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
      • Keyser [Mineral County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser<2>
  • Pendleton County
    • Onego [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onego
      • Onego [Pendleton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onego
    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
      • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Run
    • Circleville [Pendleton County]
    • Franklin [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Pendleton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<2>
    • Brandywine [Pendleton County]
  • Preston County
    • Sell [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sell
      • Sell [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sell
    • Aurora [Preston County]
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<2>
    • Salt Lick [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lick
      • Salt Lick [Preston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<2>
    • Tunnelton [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnelton
      • Tunnelton [Preston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunnelton<2>
    • Heathers Run [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathers Run
      • Heathers Run [Preston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathers Run
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<2>
    • Albright [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albright
      • Albright [Preston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albright
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albright<2>
    • Newburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Preston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<2>
    • Threefork Bridge [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threefork Bridge
      • Threefork Bridge [Preston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threefork Bridge
    • Arthurdale [Preston County]
    • Gladesville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladesville
      • Gladesville [Preston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladesville
  • Randolph County
    • Dryfork [Randolph County]
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<2>
    • Harperton [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harperton
      • Harperton [Randolph County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Thomas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harperton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harperton
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Wymer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wymer
      • Wymer [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wymer
    • Whyte [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whyte
      • Whyte [Randolph County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whyte have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whyte
    • Gilman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
      • Gilman [Randolph County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
    • Whitmer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmer
      • Whitmer [Randolph County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmer
    • Canfield [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Randolph County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,908 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<2>
    • Tigheville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigheville
      • Tigheville [Randolph County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigheville
    • Weaver [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Randolph County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
  • Taylor County
    • Sandy [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
      • Sandy [Taylor County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Knottsville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knottsville
      • Knottsville [Taylor County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knottsville
    • Thornton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Taylor County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Stone House [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone House
      • Stone House [Taylor County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone House have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yates [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates
      • Yates [Taylor County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grafton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,968 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<2>
    • Flemington [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
  • Upshur County
    • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhannon
      • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<2>
  • Allegany County (MD)
    • Luke [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luke
      • Luke [Allegany County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luke have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luke
    • Westernport [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westernport
      • Westernport [Allegany County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westernport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westernport<2>
    • Barton [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton
      • Barton [Allegany County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
    • Lonaconing [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonaconing
      • Lonaconing [Allegany County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,096 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonaconing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonaconing<2>
  • Garrett County (MD)
    • Wilson [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Red House [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red House
      • Red House [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red House
    • Hutton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hutton
      • Hutton [Garrett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Thomas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hutton
    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Lynn Heights
    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
      • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
    • Oakland [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<2>
    • Kitzmiller [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kitzmiller
      • Kitzmiller [Garrett County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kitzmiller have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kitzmiller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kitzmiller<2>
    • Swanton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanton
      • Swanton [Garrett County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanton<2>
    • McHenry [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Garrett County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Thomas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<2>
    • Accident [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accident
      • Accident [Garrett County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Accident have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accident
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Accident<2>
    • Bittinger [Garrett County]
    • Friendsville [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendsville
      • Friendsville [Garrett County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Thomas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendsville<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Thomas ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thomas.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Thomas. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Thomas and those printed in the larger area surrounding Thomas.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km] of Thomas.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Thomas:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Thomas ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thomas.

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 Thomas covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Thomas Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Knotts Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Knotts Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Knotts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knotts Cemetery
  • Kight Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kight Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kight Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kight Cemetery
  • Cortland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cortland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cortland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cortland Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Thomas.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortland Cemetery
  • Hile Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hile Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hile Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hile Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bonifield Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bonifield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bonifield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bonifield Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Thomas.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonifield Cemetery
    • Collett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Collett Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Collett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Collett Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collett Cemetery
    • Goff Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goff Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Goff Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goff Cemetery
    • Fansler Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fansler Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fansler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fansler Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fansler Cemetery
    • McNeely Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McNeely Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McNeely Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McNeely Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNeely Cemetery
    • Gnegy Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Olivet Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • Accident Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Accident Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Accident Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Accident Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Thomas.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accident Cemetery

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Thomas had a population of 269 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Thomas had a population of 545 people.

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

  • Thomas [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
    • Thomas [Tucker County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Thomas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 269 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thomas had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<2>
  • Coketon [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coketon
    • Coketon [Tucker County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Thomas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coketon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coketon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coketon
  • William [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for William
    • William [Tucker County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Thomas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, William had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for William have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on William
  • Davis [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
    • Davis [Tucker County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Thomas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 918 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 642 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Davis had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<2>
  • Wilsonia [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonia
    • Wilsonia [Grant County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilsonia had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilsonia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsonia
  • Lead Mine [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead Mine
    • Lead Mine [Tucker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lead Mine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead Mine
  • Continue List ...
    • Cortland [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cortland
      • Cortland [Tucker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Thomas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cortland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortland
    • Dobbin [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobbin
      • Dobbin [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dobbin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobbin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobbin
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Thomas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hendricks had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Shoe Run
      • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Thomas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Horse Shoe Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Shoe Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Shoe Run
    • Bretz [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bretz
      • Bretz [Tucker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bretz had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bretz have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bretz
    • Sell [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sell
      • Sell [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Thomas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sell
    • Wilson [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilson had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Wilson [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Thomas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilson had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Thomas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Parsons had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Thomas ...

While our initial data about Thomas came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Thomas in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Thomas.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Thomas:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Thomas in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Thomas for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Thomas. See our Misc Page for Thomas for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Tucker County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Thomas) 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 Thomas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThomasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1473, Longitude: -79.4975       In this case, the coordinates for Thomas 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MIHP (for the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties). More information about the MHT and MIHP can be found on their website: mht.maryland.gov.
<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 Thomas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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