Thompson, Wisconsin

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Thompson, Wisconsin
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Thompson, Wisconsin
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Thompson, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°15′31″N88°22′14″W / 43.25861°N 88.37056°W / 43.25861; -88.37056 Coordinates: 43°15′31″N88°22′14″W / 43.25861°N 88.37056°W / 43.25861; -88.37056
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Washington
Elevation 1,027 ft (313 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
GNIS feature ID 1575375 [1]

Thompson is an unincorporated community in the town of Erin in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. [1] [2] It is located near Holy Hill.

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.

Erin, Wisconsin Town in Wisconsin, United States

Erin is a town in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,664 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Thompson is located in Erin. The unincorporated community of Hubertus is also located partially in the town.

Washington County, Wisconsin County in the United States

Washington County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 131,887. Its county seat is West Bend. The county was created from Wisconsin Territory in 1836 and organized in 1845. It was named after President George Washington.


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