Thompson, Missouri

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Thompson is an unincorporated community in Audrain County, Missouri, United States. [1] It is located six miles west of Mexico on Route 22.

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.

Audrain County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Audrain County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2010, the population was 25,529. Its county seat is Mexico. The county was organized December 13, 1836, and named for Colonel James Hunter Audrain of the War of 1812 and who later was elected to the state legislature.

Mexico, Missouri City in Missouri, United States

Mexico, formerly known as New Mexico, is a city in Audrain County, Missouri. The population was 11,543 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat, home to the Missouri Military Academy, and annually hosts the Miss Missouri Pageant. The micropolitan statistical area consists of Audrain County. It is a part of the Columbia, Missouri metropolitan area.

A post office called Thompson's Station was established in 1860, and the name was changed to Thompson in 1883. [2] William Tompson, an early postmaster, gave the community his name. [3]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thompson, Missouri
  2. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. "Audrain County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

Coordinates: 39°11′19″N91°58′59″W / 39.18861°N 91.98306°W / 39.18861; -91.98306

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