Tokio, Texas

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Tokio is an unincorporated community in Terry County, Texas, United States. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 24 in 2000.[1]

The town of Tokio was founded in 1908, and relocated a mile south to the current location in 1928 when US highway 380 was redirected. Although reaching a population of at least 125 residents in the 1940s, Tokio lies mostly in ruins today.[2] A historical marker stands in front of the old Tokio School.[3]

Another Texas community named Tokio (also called Wiggins) is located in McLennan County, near West, Texas.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TOKIO, TX (TERRY COUNTY)". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  2. ^ The Terry County Historical Commission (2002). Terry County, Texas. p. 27. ISBN 1-891647-68-7. 
  3. ^ -"Tokio School". The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  4. ^ "TOKIO, TX (MCLENNAN COUNTY)". The Handbook of Texas online accessdate=2014-08-30. 

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Coordinates: 33°10′53″N 102°16′31″W / 33.18139°N 102.27528°W / 33.18139; -102.27528