Chartered in 1892. Incorporated by an Act of the Legislature April 17, 1925. Named for Colonel Thomas Davis, pioneer railroad and mine owner in that section of the state and brother of Senator Henry Gassawy Davis.
Thomas is situated at the door of the Eastern Panhandle of the state, just west of the divide that separates the waters of the Chesapeake Bay by way of the Potomac River, from those of gahela and Mississippi rivers; and is 78 miles southwest of Cumberland, Maryland, and 35 miles northeast of Elkins.
Population, 586; elevation, 3,013 feet; volunteer fire department; elections held every two years on the first Tuesday in May; officials take office July first.