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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tolu to Fayetteville, 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 141 miles [226.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 979 miles [1,575.5 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 6,740 miles [10,847 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 7,476 miles [12,031.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,357 miles [8,621.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tolu ...

While the name Tolu is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Kentucky

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Tolu, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tolu ...

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.

Bell (OK)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Tolu   [Map]
Blanch (OK)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Cherry Tree (OK)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Clyde   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dutch Mills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Floss   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Rosedale (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Skylight   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Stop (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Zion (OK)   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Tolu. 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.

Woodrow Wilson Rawls
  Author. He was born in Scraper (Oklahoma) on Wednesday September 24, 1913 and died in Marshfield (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 16, 1984 at an age of 71.

Scraper [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Tolu

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson Rawls<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.ar.us/

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 starts in Tolu. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tolu) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tolu. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8145, Longitude: -94.4952     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tolu 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 Tolu 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 318.732 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.46 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.199 degrees.

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<7>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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