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Welcome to Thomas ...

The city of Thomas is located in Tucker County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thomas has a population of 550 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Thomas is 3,060 feet [933 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Thomas is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Thomas lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Thomas: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thomas had an population of 550 people. This is a decrease of 6.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thomas had a population of 586 people (or 8.21% of the total population of Tucker County). This makes Thomas the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Thomas represents 0.03% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 153rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 586 people, the population of Thomas increased 29.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 452 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Thomas.

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

We also found Thomas on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Thomas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Virginia and Washington (2).

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.

  • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
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    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Thomas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<6> to the north of Thomas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Parsons [Tucker County]
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    • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Thomas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<7>
  • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Thomas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 572 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Thomas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Lynn Heights
    • Bayard [Grant County]
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      • Bayard [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Thomas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayard
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Thomas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<6> to the southwest of Thomas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Thomas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Thomas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<7>

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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Tucker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thomas.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thomas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thomas

Our 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).
<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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