Thompson Springs Travel Guide

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Thompson Springs Overview

Thompson Springs is a tiny town of 39 (fairly steady since 2000) located just north of Interstate 70 at Exit 187, in Grand County in Southeast Utah. Although there is evidence of human habitation in the Thompson Springs area dating back several thousand years, the town of Thompson Springs was not established until the 1880s as a stop on the Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Line that went through the area in 1883. The town was named after E. L. Thompson, and became a small commercial center for farmers and ranchers in the area. The town gained importance in the early 1900s as nearby Sego developed coal mines. As the coal mining became commercially profitable in 1911 a rail line was built from Sego to Thompson. Although the post office still recognizes the town as "Thompson", the town calls itself "Thompson Springs" again, a designation made official in 1985. Today there is little left of Thompson Springs. Just a quick place to stop en route to Sego Canyon and the ghost town of Sego.

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