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Togo, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Togo.

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How Far From Togo to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Togo to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Togo to:

  • Wynne [Map], which is the Seat of Cross County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Togo to Wynne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,614 miles [10,644.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,339 miles [11,811 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,215 miles [8,392.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Togo ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Togo.

While the name Togo is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Decatur County

Our profile page for Togo, Decatur County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the North Northwest


Graham County

Our profile page for Togo, Graham County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the West Northwest

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Togo, Pottawatomie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Pottawatomie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Our profile page for Togo
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Itasca County

Our profile page for Togo, Itasca County   [Map]
Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the North

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Noxubee County

Our profile page for Togo, Noxubee County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the Southeast

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Major County

Our profile page for Togo, Major County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Our profile page for Togo   [Map]
Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Bastrop County

Our profile page for Togo, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Togo ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Arthur (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Togo   [Map]
Birdeye   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Boat Run   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Coldwater   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fortune   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Love Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Poindexter   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Princedale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rose Place   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Three Forks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Twist   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twist Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Togo. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

John 'Big John' Tate
  Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Marion [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Togo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Togo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Togo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Togo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Togo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3409, Longitude: -90.5487     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Togo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Togo to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.12 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.364 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.502 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Togo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Togo could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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