Thomas

Thomas, eight miles southwest of Carthage in southern Panola County, was established around 1875. A post office opened there in 1883 with James L. Thomas, after whom the community was named, serving as postmaster. By 1885 the community included two churches, a steam cotton gin and mill, a district school, and an estimated population of fifty. The post office closed in 1899, and local mail was routed through Gary. By the mid-1930s the community was no longer shown on the county highway map. No further population estimates were available for the town.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

No

Place type

Thomas is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Mount Bethel)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.03988760
    Longitude
    -94.38658940

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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