Tokio, North Dakota
|Tokio, North Dakota|
Tokio General Store
|Township||Wood Lake Township|
|Elevation||1,509 ft (460 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1032494|
Tokio is an unincorporated community in southeastern Benson County, North Dakota, United States, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. It lies southeast of the city of Minnewaukan, the county seat of Benson County. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 58379.
Tokio was established in 1906 as a station along the Great Northern Railway. The post office was opened in 1907, and remains in operation today. A railroad official chose the name Tokio, based on the local Dakota Indian word to-ki, or "gracious gift." However, some believe it is named after the city of Tokyo in Japan.
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