Thomson, Illinois

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Thomson, Illinois is located in Illinois and sits about 9 miles northeast of Clinton, Iowa along the Mississippi River in Carroll County. Thomson is considered a village, with 2.2 square miles and is located approximately a mile away from the Mississippi River.

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Thomson is known for its exports of melons giving it the nickname “Melon Capital of the World.” Many people look to get watermelons from Thomson, 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.

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301 North Second Street
Clinton, IA 52732
Phone Number: (563) 441-1776

Thomson History

Thomson was first founded because it was along the Western Union Railroad (between stops 25 and 26).

It was the railroad that laid out and created the town in 1864, and Norman Judson built the first home in the area.

Known for its beauty then and now, early accounts of the town describe the area’s unparalleled beauty. Today, “The Great River Road” runs through Thomson, which takes visitors through the beautiful views that captured the hearts of the early settlers.


Thomson Community

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. There is a wide variety of fish on the mighty Mississippi River, including huge Catfish, Walleye, Bass, Northern Pike, Bluegills and the list goes on and on.

Attractions and Entertainment

If the hunting game isn’t for you then the scenery throughout Thomson is pretty easy on the eyes, featuring many trees, birds and other wildlife along the Mississippi River. The Thomson Depot Museum has exhibits that show the history of Thomson, including, old train schedules and memorabilia, old clothing from the 1800-early 1900s, and old appliances, which is open on Saturdays.

Make sure you take a drive along route 84, also known as the Great River Road, to experience the beautiful scenery of Thomson, Illinois.

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