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Introduction ...

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

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 Torbert, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Torbert and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Torbert 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 Torbert. 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 Torbert.

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 Pointe Coupee Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Pointe Coupee Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Torbert is near Iberville Parish and also West Baton Rouge Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Iberville Parish

Sighting report for West Baton Rouge Parish

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 Torbert.

How Far From Torbert to ...

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

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

  • New Roads [Map], which is the Seat of Pointe Coupee Parish, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Torbert to New Roads, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,890 miles [11,088.4 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 7,602 miles [12,234.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,478 miles [8,816 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Torbert ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Torbert.

While the name Torbert is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Pennsylvania

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Torbert, Lycoming County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Torbert, El Paso County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in El Paso County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Torbert ...

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.

Blanks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Torbert   [Map]

Erwinville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

False River   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Frogmore   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Knapp   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mix   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Oscar   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Quick   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Rosedale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Slacks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Sparks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [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 Torbert. 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.

Donna Douglas     (Born as Doris Ione Smith)

Actress, singer, author, real estate. She was born in Pride (Louisiana) on Monday September 26, 1932 and died in Zachary (Louisiana) on Thursday January 1, 2015 at an age of 82.

Pride [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the east of Torbert

Zachary [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Torbert

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<8>

Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Actress. She was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday October 31, 1924 and died in Inglewood (California) on Thursday October 25, 1973 at an age of 49. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Torbert

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at an age of 70. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Torbert

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Jim Taylor

Professional football. He was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday September 20, 1935 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Saturday October 13, 2018 at an age of 83. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Torbert

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Torbert

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Taylor

William 'Lum' York

Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at an age of 85. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Torbert

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Pointe Coupee Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Torbert) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Torbert. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5544, Longitude: -91.4904     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Torbert 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 Torbert 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 316.257 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.883 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.689 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Torbert could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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