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Welcome to Tokio ...

So far, we found very little information about Tokio. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Tokio to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Tokio, please Contact Us.


Tokio was located in the Texas Panhandle.

Tokio would have been located within present day Terry County<2>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Tokio, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1912.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Tokio is 3,300 feet [1,006 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Tokio is about ¾ mile [or 1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Tokio was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Tokio (for example, toward Tatum (NM)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

If Tokio still existed, it would have been in the (806) area code.

Communities Also Named Tokio ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Texas communities named Tokio: This one is located in Terry County and the other is located in McLennan County.

Beyond Texas, there are 6 communities that are also named Tokio - they are located in Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, Ohio and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tokio.

Communities near Tokio ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tokio.

  • Brownfield
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Denver City
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Seagraves
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Plains
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Wellman
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellman have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellman
    • Wellman is located in Terry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellman <4>
  • Sundown
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundown
    • Sundown is located in Hockley County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,414 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sundown <4>
  • Loop
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
  • Lockettville
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockettville
    • Lockettville is located in Hockley County
  • Meadow
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
  • Bronco
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bronco have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronco
    • Bronco is located in Lea County (NM)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tokio. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tokio.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tokio. See our Newspapers Page for Tokio.

Adding Tokio to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tokio in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Tokio was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Tokio post office opened in 1912.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tokio.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Tokio, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Terry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tokio - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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