Thompson, Ohio

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Thompson is an unincorporated community in Thompson Township, Geauga County, in the U.S. state of Ohio at an elevation of 1270 ft (287 m).[1] The Thompson Ledges, an important geologic and topographic feature of northeast Ohio, are located nearby.[2][3]


A post office called Thompson has been in operation since 1825.[4] The community has the name of Matthew Thompson, a pioneer settler.[5]


Public education in Thompson is administered by the Berkshire Local Schools district.[6] Thompson has a public library, a branch of the Geauga County Public Library.[7]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thompson
  2. ^ "Marker #6-28 Thompson Ledges / Thompson Ledges Park". Remarkable Ohio: Marking Ohio's History. Ohio Historical Society. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  3. ^ "USGS Place Name: Thompson". MyTopo. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Geauga County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Miscellaneous bits of Thompson History". Thompson Township, OH. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  6. ^ "School districts". County of Geauga, Ohio. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Locations". Geauga County Public Library. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

Coordinates: 41°41′24″N 81°03′05″W / 41.69000°N 81.05139°W / 41.69000; -81.05139