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First head of Oxford Orphanage (1873-1884) and Thomasville Baptist Orphanage (Mills Home), president Oxford Female College. Grave 100 yds. S.
John W. Thomas, who represented this area in the state legislature in the mid-1800s, laid out the town of Thomasville in 1852 on the proposed route of the North Carolina Railroad. Three years later, the line was completed to the new town, and the …
Site of the home place ofJohn W. ThomasFounder of the city ofThomasville, 1857"John W. Thomas, the founder of Thomasville, lived in "a grand mansion" in the center of town, across the street from the town commons. The house was far back from the s…
Founder of Thomasville. As legislator led fight for N.C. Railroads; friend of education. His home, Cedar Lodge, was nearby.
The North Carolina VietnamVeterans Memorial Park
Dedicated to the 216,000North Carolinians who servedand the over 1,600 who serekilled or missing in the Vietnam War
Memorial Day 1991
(Preface): John W. Thomas, who represented this area in the state legislature in the mid-1800s, laid out the town of Thomasville in 1852 on the proposed route of the North Carolina Railroad. Three years later, the line was completed to the new tow…
During the Civil War, Thomasville became a hospital center that treated the sick and wounded, civilian and soldier alike. From 1862 to 1865, a local doctor, D. W. Smith, operated a smallpox hospital just outside of town. In March 1865, Surgeon Sim…