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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Toltec to ...

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

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

  • Lonoke [Map], which is the Seat of Lonoke County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Toltec to Lonoke, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,707 miles [10,793.9 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 7,434 miles [11,963.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,311 miles [8,547.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Toltec ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Toltec.

While the name Toltec is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Toltec, Pinal County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km] to the West

Colorado

Huerfano County

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

New Mexico

Cibola County

Our profile page for Toltec, Cibola County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the West

Rio Arriba County

Our profile page for Toltec, Rio Arriba County   [Map]
Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Albany County

Our profile page for Toltec, Albany County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Toltec ...

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.

Bevis Corner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Toltec   [Map]
Booker   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Charity (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dickey (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dixie   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
England   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Eureka Garden   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fairman   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meto (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Pecan Grove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Plum Bayou (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Bluff (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Red Bluff Ferry   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Rose City   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sweet Home   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Union Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Woodyardville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [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 Toltec. 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.

Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 44 miles [70.8 km] to the northwest of Toltec

Little Rock [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Toltec

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<8>
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Toltec

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Toltec

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Carl Sawatski
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Toltec

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Toltec

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Toltec. 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 'straight-line' distance from Toltec. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Toltec) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toltec. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6512, Longitude: -92.0560     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toltec 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 Toltec 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 317.032 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.33 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.29 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 Toltec 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>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: findagrave.com.

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