Thompson is a town in Windham County, in the northeastern corner of the state, and borders Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The town got its name after Sir Robert Thompson, English landholder, and was incorporated in 1785. In 1891, one of the worst train wrecks in the nation’s history, known as the Great East Thompson Train Wreck, took place in Thompson . Today, Thompson is famous for being the birthplace of Ithiel Town, one of the most famous early American architects. The residents claim that the town’s Old Town Hall, which serves today as the location of Thompson Historical Society, was designed by Town.