Tokio, TX (Terry County)


By: Charles G. Davis

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: July 1, 1995


Tokio is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 82/380 and a local road, seventeen miles west of Brownfield in extreme western Terry County. The town was founded around 1908 and may have been named by Mrs. H. L. Ware for the capital of Japan. In 1912 a post office was opened with Mrs. Ware as postmistress, and in 1929 the community reported a population of fifteen. Located in a farming region with nearby oil and gas fields, Tokio kept its post office and a small population through the early 1990s. In the 1940s it reported about three businesses and 125 residents. From the 1950s through 1990 the town had an estimated population of sixty. In the early 1990s Tokio reported a post office and four businesses. The population dropped to twenty-four in 2000.

Terry County Historical Survey Committee, Early Settlers of Terry (Hereford, Texas: Pioneer, 1968).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Charles G. Davis, “Tokio, TX (Terry County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 27, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/tokio-tx-terry-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
July 1, 1995

Place
Tokio
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1380669
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Terry County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 33.18148130°
  • Longitude: -102.27518230°
Population Counts
People Year
6 2009