Thompson, California

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Coordinates: 38°14′21″N122°16′54″W / 38.23917°N 122.28167°W / 38.23917; -122.28167 Coordinates: 38°14′21″N122°16′54″W / 38.23917°N 122.28167°W / 38.23917; -122.28167
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County Napa County
Elevation [1] 10 ft (3 m)

Thompson is an unincorporated community in Napa County, California. [1] It lies at an elevation of 10 feet (3 m). [1] Thompson is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 4 miles (6.4 km) north-northwest of Napa Junction. [2]

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Napa County, California County in California, United States

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References

  1. 1 2 3 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thompson, California
  2. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 713. ISBN   1-884995-14-4.