Thompsonville, Jim Hogg County, Texas facts for kids
Thompsonville is an unincorporated community in Jim Hogg County, Texas, United States. It is located at the junction of Farm Roads 649 and 3073 in northwestern Jim Hogg County, approximately 17 miles southwest of Hebbronville. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community was probably named after Jim Hogg County's first sheriff, Oscar Thompson.
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. 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 that has an estimated population of 55.
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