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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Toluca to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,567 miles [10,568.6 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 7,292 miles [11,735.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Toluca ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Toluca.

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


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Colorado

Douglas County

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

Illinois

Marshall County

Our profile page for Toluca, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North

Kansas

Haskell County

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

Montana

Big Horn County

Our profile page for Toluca, Big Horn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,158 miles [1,863.6 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Toluca, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East

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Texas

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Toluca, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Toluca ...

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.

Clear Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Toluca   [Map]
Cottonwood Corner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Daniels Point Landing (TN)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Dearman   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dell   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Golddust (TN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Half Moon   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hightower   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Little River   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Lower Forked Deer Landing (TN)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Promised Land   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Tuckertown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [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 Toluca. 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.

Isaac Hayes     (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)
  Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.

Covington [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Toluca

Memphis [Map] is located 48 miles [77.2 km] to the south of Toluca

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mississippi County: www.mcagov.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Toluca. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Toluca) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toluca. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7995, Longitude: -89.9276     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toluca 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 Toluca 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 315.754 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.003 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.138 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Toluca 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Toluca.



 
 
 

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