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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Marshall [Map], which is the Seat of Searcy County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tomahawk to Marshall, 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 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,660 miles [10,718.2 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 7,393 miles [11,897.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,272 miles [8,484.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tomahawk ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Tomahawk.

While the name Tomahawk is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Our profile page for Tomahawk   [Map]
Distance: About 1,600 miles [2,575 km] to the Northwest


Cherokee County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the East Southeast


Martin County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Martin County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the East Northeast

North Carolina

Sampson County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Sampson County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Northwest

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Pittsylvania County

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

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West Virginia

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tomahawk ...

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.

Evening Star   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of Tomahawk   [Map]
Gilbert   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Keystone (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lone Pine   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Martin Box   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Push   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ralph   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Rush (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Silver Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Zack   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tomahawk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0606, Longitude: -92.7066     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tomahawk 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 Tomahawk 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 317.569 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.14 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.335 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 Tomahawk 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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