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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Tokio 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 Tokio to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Hope [Map], which is the Seat of Hempstead County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tokio to Hope, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 986 miles [1,586.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,805 miles [10,951.6 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 7,535 miles [12,126.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,412 miles [8,709.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tokio ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Tokio.

While the name Tokio is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Mississippi

Wayne County

Our profile page for Tokio, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the East Southeast

North Dakota

Benson County

Our profile page for Tokio, Benson County   [Map]
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the North Northwest

Ohio

Van Wert County

Our profile page for Tokio, Van Wert County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Van Wert County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Texas

McLennan County

Our profile page for Tokio, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the Southwest

Terry County

Our profile page for Tokio, Terry County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the West

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Washington

Adams County

Our profile page for Tokio, Adams County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,565 miles [2,518.6 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tokio ...

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.

Ball (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Tokio   [Map]
Chapel Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Highland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Maxwell (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Nathan   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Home (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pump Springs (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Reed   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Temperanceville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Unity   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [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 Tokio. 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.

Bill Clinton     (William Jefferson Clinton)
  42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001). He was born in Hope (Arkansas) on Monday August 19, 1946

Hope [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Tokio

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tokio. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tokio

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tokio. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0035, Longitude: -93.7508     [Map].

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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 Tokio 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 318.07 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.454 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.142 degrees.

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<7>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 Tokio 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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<8>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 Tokio, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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