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Thomaston
Thomaston (the United States)
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 UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
77989
GNIS feature ID1377648 [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]

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History

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 (January 2, 2002). "Thomaston: A peaceful, quiet town". The Victoria Advocate. pp. 1D. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  5. Thomaston, Texas, Handbook of Texas Online , 2008-01-18. Accessed 2008-10-12.