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Thurston Glacier is a glacier about 15 nautical miles (28 km) long which drains the southeast slopes of Mount Siple on Siple Island. The glacier trends eastward and then east-northeastward to reach the north shore of the island. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1959-65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Thomas R. Thurston, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) meteorologist at Byrd Station in 1965.

Thurston Island Antarctic island

Thurston Island is an ice-covered, glacially dissected island, 215 km (134 mi) long, 90 km (56 mi) wide and 15,700 km2 (6,062 sq mi) in area, lying a short way off the northwest end of Ellsworth Land, Antarctica. It is the third largest island of Antarctica, after Alexander Island and Berkner Island.

United Kingdom

Thurston, Suffolk village in United Kingdom

Thurston is a village and a parish in Suffolk situated about 4 miles (6 km) east of Bury St Edmunds and 10 miles (16 km) west of Stowmarket.

Thurston railway station Thurston, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP31

Thurston railway station serves the village of Thurston in Suffolk, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Greater Anglia.

Hawkedon village in the United Kingdom

Hawkedon is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located around 7 miles (11 km) south-south-west of Bury St Edmunds, the parish also contains the hamlet of Thurston End, and in 2005 had a population of 120. The majority of the village is classed as a conservation area.

United States

Thurston County, Nebraska County in the United States

Thurston County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 6,940. Its county seat is Pender.

Thurston, Nebraska Village in Nebraska, United States

Thurston is a village in Thurston County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 132 at the 2010 census.

Thurston, New York Town in New York, United States

Thurston is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 1,309 at the 2000 census. The town is named after early landowner William Thurston.


Thurston is an English-language surname. The name has several origins. In some cases it can have originated from the Old Norse personal name Þórsteinn. This name is derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr and steinn. In other cases the name can have originated from the name of Thurston, located in Suffolk, England. This place name is derived from the Old Norse personal name Þóri and the Old English element tūn.

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Thurston Gardens botanical gardens of Fiji

Thurston Gardens are the botanical gardens of Fiji. They used to be known as the Suva Botanical Gardens but its name was changed in honour of the fifth Governor of Fiji, Sir John Bates Thurston, who was Governor from February 1888 to March 1897. Thurston Gardens is located in central Suva, between Albert Park and the Government House.

USS Thurston (AP-77) was a troop transport that served with the United States Navy during World War II. She was named after counties in Nebraska and Washington.

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The Winnebago Reservation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is located in Thurston County, Nebraska. The tribal council offices are located in the town of Winnebago. The villages of Emerson, south of First Street, as well as Thurston, are also located on the reservation. The reservation occupies northern Thurston County, Nebraska, as well as southeastern Dixon County and Woodbury County, Iowa, and a small plot of off-reservation land of southern Craig Township in Burt County, Nebraska. The other federally recognized Winnebago tribe is Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, whose reservation is primarily in that state.