Thomaston, Texas

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Thomaston, Texas
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Thomaston (the US)
Coordinates: 28°59′51″N97°9′18″W / 28.99750°N 97.15500°W / 28.99750; -97.15500 Coordinates: 28°59′51″N97°9′18″W / 28.99750°N 97.15500°W / 28.99750; -97.15500
Country United States
State Texas
County DeWitt
Elevation 161 ft (49 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77989
GNIS feature ID 1377648 [1]

Thomaston is an unincorporated community in southeastern DeWitt County, Texas, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 87 southeast of the city of Cuero, the county seat of DeWitt County. [2] Its elevation is 161 feet (49 m). [1] Although Thomaston is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 77989. [3]

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

DeWitt County, Texas County in the United States

DeWitt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,097. The county seat is Cuero. The county was founded in 1846 and is named for Green DeWitt, who founded an early colony in Texas.

Texas State of the United States of America

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.

Founded along the Gulf, Western Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1872, the community was named for Nathan Thomas, who had previously owned part of the land on which the community was built. [4] The community's post office was opened in 1873; schools were started early in the community's history, although local students now attend the Cuero schools. Thomaston has declined in recent decades as non-railroad transportation has become significant. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thomaston, Texas
  2. Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 101.
  3. Zip Code Lookup
  4. Bowlin, Sean (Jan 2, 2002). "Thomaston: A peaceful, quiet town". The Victoria Advocate. pp. 1D. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  5. Thomaston, Texas, Handbook of Texas Online , 2008-01-18. Accessed 2008-10-12.
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