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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Toomey, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Toomey and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Toomey and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Toomey. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Toomey.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected Calcasieu Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Calcasieu Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Toomey is near Orange County and also Newton County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Orange County

Sighting report for Newton County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Toomey.

How Far From Toomey to ...

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

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

  • Lake Charles [Map], which is the Seat of Calcasieu Parish, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Toomey to Lake Charles, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 151 miles [243 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,998 miles [11,262.2 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 7,715 miles [12,416.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,590 miles [8,996.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Toomey ...

While the name Toomey is unique within Louisiana, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Toomey, San Bernardino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,380 miles [2,220.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Toomey ...

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.

Big Woods   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast of Toomey   [Map]

Bland (TX)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cove (TX)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Deweyville (TX)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Echo (TX)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Francis (TX)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gratis (TX)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Hartburg (TX)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Little Cypress (TX)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Lone Pine   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Orange (TX)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Starks   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [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 Toomey. 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.

Douglas Reagan Ault

Major League Baseball. He was born in Beaumont (Texas) on Thursday March 9, 1950 and died in Tarpon Springs (Florida) on Wednesday December 22, 2004 at an age of 54.

Beaumont [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Toomey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas Reagan Ault<7>

Michael Francis 'Mike' Dukes

Professional football. He was born on Monday March 16, 1936 and died in Beaumont (Texas) on Monday June 16, 2008 at an age of 72.

Beaumont [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Toomey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Francis 'Mike' Dukes

Austin William 'Goose' Gonsoulin

Professional football. He was born in Port Arthur (Texas) on Tueday June 7, 1938 and died in Beaumont (Texas) on Monday September 8, 2014 at an age of 76. He was buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park (Jefferson County, Texas) [Map].

Port Arthur [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Toomey

Beaumont [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Toomey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Austin William 'Goose' Gonsoulin

Jim Hurtubise

Race car driver. He was born in North Tonawanda (New York) on Monday December 5, 1932 and died in Port Arthur (Texas) on Friday January 6, 1989 at an age of 56. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Port Arthur [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Toomey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Hurtubise

Elrey Borge Jeppesen

Aviation pioneer. He was born in Lake Charles (Louisiana) on Monday January 28, 1907 and died in Cherry Hills Village (Colorado) on Tueday November 26, 1996 at an age of 89. He was buried at Fairmount Cemetery (Denver County, Colorado) [Map].

Lake Charles [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Toomey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elrey Borge Jeppesen

Nellie Lutcher

Musician. She was born in Lake Charles (Louisiana) on Tueday October 15, 1912 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday June 8, 2007 at an age of 94. She was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).

Lake Charles [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Toomey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie Lutcher

Bubba Smith     (Charles Aaron Smith)

Actor, professional football. He was born in Orange (Texas) on Wednesday February 28, 1945 and died in South Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 3, 2011 at an age of 66.

Orange [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Toomey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bubba Smith

Johnny Winters

Musician, producer. He was born in Beaumont (Texas) on Wednesday February 23, 1944 and died in Zurich (Switzerland) [Map] on Wednesday July 16, 2014 at an age of 70.

Beaumont [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Toomey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Winters

Gus 'Ozark Ike' Zernial

Major League Baseball. He was born in Beaumont (Texas) on Wednesday June 27, 1923 and died in Clovis (California) on Thursday January 20, 2011 at an age of 87. He was buried at Clovis Cemetery (Fresno County, California) [Map].

Beaumont [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Toomey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gus 'Ozark Ike' Zernial

Gus Edward 'Ozark Ike' Zernial

Major League Baseball. He was born in Beaumont (Texas) on Wednesday June 27, 1923 and died in Clovis (California) on Thursday January 20, 2011 at an age of 87. He was buried at Clovis Cemetery (Fresno County, California) [Map].

Beaumont [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Toomey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gus Edward 'Ozark Ike' Zernial

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About Calcasieu Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Toomey. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Calcasieu Parish: www.cppj.net/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Toomey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toomey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1527, Longitude: -93.6499     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toomey 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 Toomey 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 317.551 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.344 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.61 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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