Thomson is located in Illinois and has a population of 590 people according to the 2010 census. Thomson sits about 9 miles northeast of Clinton, Iowa along the Mississippi river in Carroll County.
Thomson Community Thomson is considered a village, with 2.2 square miles and is located approximately a mile away from the Mississippi River.
Attractions and Entertainment Thomson is known for its exports of melons giving it the nickname of "Melon Capital of the World." Many people look to get watermelons from Thomson, IL as they are some of the best in the country! Thomson is also the site of the Illinois Department of Corrections newest maximum security prison - a $145 million facility. Thomson is known for its hunting, fishing and recreational sports. The Thomson Causeway has a great camping site for families to enjoy the outdoors. Thomson is also known for some of the finest duck hunting, deer hunting and turkey hunting in the state of Illinois. Fishing is great!! There is a wide variety of fish on the mighty Mississippi River, Huge Catfish, Walleye, Bass, Northern Pike, Bluegills and the list goes on and on. If the hunting game isn't for you then the scenery throughout Thompson is pretty easy on the eyes as well featuring many trees, birds along the Mississippi River and all wildlife. The Thomson Depot Museum has exhibits that show the history of Thomson, IL including, old train schedules and memorabilia, old clothing from the 1800-early 1900's, and old appliances, which is open on Saturdays.
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