Legend has it that still-hard-to-find Thompsonville was named for a hermit who lived in the nearby woods. According to local lore, the village, near Newton Centre, traces its roots to Joseph Thompson, a recluse who lived in a cave in Hammond Forest. But documentary evidence about the villages origin is scare. The legend cannot be substantiated at this time, said Sara Goldberg, Historic Newtons curator.
This sign welcomes visitors to Thompsonville.