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Thomasville in Davidson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John W. Thomas

 
 
John W. Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 17, 2013
1. John W. Thomas Marker
Inscription.
Site of the home place of
John W. Thomas
Founder of the city of
Thomasville, 1857

"John W. Thomas, the founder of Thomasville, lived in “a grand mansion” in the center of town, across the street from the town commons. The house was far back from the street and surrounded by oaks, cedars, some cherry trees and an iron picket fence."
—From 1921 Chairtown news article
 
Erected 2004 by Thomasville Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 35° 52.967′ N, 80° 4.967′ W. Marker is in Thomasville, North Carolina, in Davidson County. Marker is on West Main Street west of Salem Street (North Carolina Highway 109), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 W Main St, Thomasville NC 27360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomasville (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Thomasville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomasville City Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named John W. Thomas (approx. 2.8 miles
John W. Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 17, 2013
2. John W. Thomas Marker
Distant shot of the marker which is on the side of a store facing Main Street.
away); John H. Mills (approx. 3.3 miles away); NC Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Trinity College (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Trinity College (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Thomasville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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