Thomaston, Alabama

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Thomaston is a town in Marengo County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 383. The area was first settled in the early 19th century by people from Virginia and the Carolinas who migrated to the area in search of land. The community was named in 1892, and the town of Thomaston was incorporated in 1901. Thomaston has one historic district, the Thomaston Central Historic District, which encompasses the core of the town. Additionally, there are three individually listed properties on the National Register of Historic Places: the Thomaston Colored Institute, C. S. Golden House, and Patrick Farrish House.[1] The town is home to the Alabama Rural Heritage Center, and the Thomaston Community Market, both community projects of Auburn University's Rural Studio.[2]



Thomaston is located at 32°16′10″N 87°37′30″W / 32.269495°N 87.624865°W / 32.269495; -87.624865.[3] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 383 people, 163 households, and 105 families residing in the town. The population density was 190.3 people per square mile (73.6/km²). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 105.3/sq mi (40.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 50.13% Black or African American, 48.56% White, and 1.31% from two or more races. 2.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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