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THOMPSON, TEXAS (Trinity County). Thompson, also known as Zion Hill, is a farming community just off Farm Road 1280 and four miles west of Friday in northwestern Trinity County. It was originally known as Zion Hill after a Baptist church established in the area during the 1840s; a school with that name had been established before the mid-1880s. By the 1890s the name had been changed to Thompson, for a prominent local family. In 1896 the local school had one teacher and an enrollment of sixty-five, and during the 1930s the community included the school, a church, and a number of houses. The school was later closed, and in the early 1990s only the church and few scattered houses remained in the area.


Patricia B. and Joseph W. Hensley, eds., Trinity County Beginnings (Groveton, Texas: Trinity County Book Committee, 1986).

Christopher Long


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "THOMPSON, TX (TRINITY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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