Thomasville, Missouri

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Coordinates: 36°47′21″N91°31′56″W / 36.78917°N 91.53222°W / 36.78917; -91.53222 Coordinates: 36°47′21″N91°31′56″W / 36.78917°N 91.53222°W / 36.78917; -91.53222
County Oregon
State Flag of Missouri.svg Missouri
Area code(s) 573
GNIS feature ID2587117

Thomasville is a census-designated place in northern Oregon County, Missouri, United States. [1] It is located nine miles northwest of Alton on Route 99.

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Oregon County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Oregon County is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,881. Its county seat is Alton. The county was officially organized on February 14, 1845, and was named for the Oregon Territory in the northwestern United States.

Missouri U.S. state in the United States

Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States. With over six million residents, it is the 18th-most populous state of the Union. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City. The state is the 21st-most extensive in area. Missouri is bordered by eight states : Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee to the east, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to the west. In the South are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals and recreation. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center of the state into the Mississippi River, which makes up Missouri's eastern border.

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History

Thomasville was platted in 1846. [2] The community was named for George Thomas, a pioneer settler. [3] A post office called Thomasville was established in 1846, and remained in operation until 1979. [4]

Plat map showing a piece of land, drawn to scale, with details such as nearby properties, boundaries, land size, flood zones, the surrounding neighborhood, easements, and monuments

In the United States, a plat is a map, drawn to scale, showing the divisions of a piece of land. United States General Land Office surveyors drafted township plats of Public Lands Surveys to show the distance and bearing between section corners, sometimes including topographic or vegetation information. City, town or village plats show subdivisions into blocks with streets and alleys. Further refinement often splits blocks into individual lots, usually for the purpose of selling the described lots; this has become known as subdivision.

Education

Thomasville has a public library, the Thomasville Branch library. [5]

Public library Library that is accessible by the public

A public library is a library that is accessible by the general public and is usually funded from public sources, such as taxes. It is operated by librarians and library paraprofessionals, who are also civil servants.

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thomasville
  2. "Oregon County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  3. Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 6.
  4. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  5. "Missouri Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Retrieved 5 June 2019.