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Toney, Arkansas
(Franklin County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Toney to ...

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Toney to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,735 miles [10,838.9 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 7,470 miles [12,021.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,349 miles [8,608.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Toney ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Toney.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Toney. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 3 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Alabama

Madison County

Our profile page for Toney, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the East

West Virginia

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Toney, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Toney ...

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.

Cecil   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Toney   [Map]
Dyer   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Fern   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Jethro   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lone Elm   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Meg   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Milton Ford   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Mulberry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Toney. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Fort Smith [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Toney

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<7>
 
Ernest Whitman
  Actor. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Tueday February 21, 1893 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 5, 1954 at an age of 61.

Fort Smith [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Toney

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Whitman

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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 from Toney. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Toney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5181, Longitude: -93.9627     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toney 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 Toney 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 318.352 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.979 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.001 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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