Thompsonville, Jim Hogg County, Texas

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Thompsonville,
Jim Hogg County, Texas
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Coordinates: 27°15′17″N98°47′2″W / 27.25472°N 98.78389°W / 27.25472; -98.78389 Coordinates: 27°15′17″N98°47′2″W / 27.25472°N 98.78389°W / 27.25472; -98.78389
Country United States
State Texas
County Jim Hogg
Area
  Total3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
  Land3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
686 ft (209 m)
Population
  Total46
  Density12/sq mi (4.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 48-72758 [1]
GNIS feature ID2584746 [2]

Thompsonville is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Jim Hogg County, Texas, United States. The population of the CDP was 46 at the 2010 census. [3] The CDP is located along Farm Road 3073 in northwestern Jim Hogg County, 9 miles (14 km) southwest of Hebbronville, the county seat.

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 small 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.

Jim Hogg County, Texas County in the United States

Jim Hogg County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,300. Its county seat is Hebbronville. The county is named for James Stephen Hogg, the governor of Texas from 1891 to 1895.

Texas State of the United States of America

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.

The CDP takes its name from an unincorporated community near the western border of Jim Hogg County, at the junction of Farm Roads 649 and 3073, 9 miles (14 km) west of the Thompsonville CDP and 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Hebbronville. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community was probably named after Jim Hogg County's first sheriff, Oscar Thompson. [4]

<i>Handbook of Texas</i> encyclopedia of Texas published by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

The Handbook of Texas is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons published by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA).

Thompsonville's history dates back to the 1910s. The first commercial oil well in the county began producing oil on April 17, 1921. The well was located in the Mirando Valley field near Thompsonville and brought new residents to the area. [5] A post office in 1925, but was discontinued around 1936. A school and several businesses were located at the site in the late 1940s. Today, Thompsonville is a small, dispersed community with a population less than 50. [3]

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References

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thompsonville Census Designated Place
  3. 1 2 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Thompsonville CDP, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  4. "Thompsonville, Texas". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  5. "Jim Hogg County". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2009-10-17.