Introduction to Thomson, Georgia
Thomson, Georgia, in McDuffie county, is 30 miles W of Augusta, Georgia and 110 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns it shares the Augusta-Aiken metropolitan area with. Thomson's population is approximately 6,828.
Thomson was named after Edgar Thomson of the Georgia Railroad Company. The city is nicknamed The Camellia City of the South, for the numerous camellia plants that grow in the city. Thomson was once entirely owned by John Langston. One of the oldest houses in the city is the Old Rock House, which was built in 1785 and was the home of former president Jimmy Carter.
Thomson and nearby Attractions
- Aiken County Historical Museum
- Robert Toombs House State Historic Site
- Hamburg State Park
- Lockerly Arboretum
Things To Do In Thomson
Mistletoe State Park, A.H. Stephens Historic Park and the Elijah Clark State Park offer provisions for lodging and picnicking. Local museums include the Aiken County Historical Museum, the Augusta Museum of History and the Robert Toombs House Historic Site.
Anderson Regional Airport is nearby.
Thomson Higher Education
Colleges near Thomson include Aiken Technical College, Augusta Technical College and the Medical College of Georgia.