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Toro, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Toro ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Toro (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Toro. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Parishes/Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring parishes/counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring parishes/counties instead of the parish in which they lived:  their home parish contained property and probate records; the parish to the west contained birth and death records; the parish to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring parishes/counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Toro is located in Sabine Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Sabine Parish: De Soto, Natchitoches, Vernon, Newton (TX), Sabine (TX) & Shelby (TX).

Below are the parishes/counties that are near Toro. For each of these parishes/counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Toro:

Sabine     (The home parish for Toro)
  Florien   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Negreet   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fisher   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Many   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Zwolle   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Noble   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Converse   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ludington   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  DeRidder   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ikes   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Merryville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Robeline   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marthaville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Provencal   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Flora   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gorum   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Natchez   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Natchitoches   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mora   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hornbeck   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Anacoco   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fertitta Park   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Leesville   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  New Llano   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Evans   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Billy Goat Hill   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Savage Fork   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Kurthwood   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pickering   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Alco   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fort Polk North   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jasper (TX)
  Browndell (TX)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sam Rayburn (TX)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jasper (TX)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Newton (TX)
  South Toledo Bend (TX)   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Burkeville (TX)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wiergate (TX)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Shanklerville (TX)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Newton (TX)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bon Wier (TX)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hughes (TX) - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sabine (TX)
  Mason (TX)   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hemphill (TX)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Milam (TX)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Geneva (TX)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pineland (TX)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brookeland (TX)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bronson (TX)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
San Augustine (TX)
  Rebecca (TX)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Powell (TX)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Maxey Town (TX)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  San Augustine (TX)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  White City (TX)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Shelby (TX)
  Huxley (TX)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Toro, see our Parish-by-Parish Page for Toro.

Cemeteries Near Toro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Toro.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Toro covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Victoria Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McMillion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Ferris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Caney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Toledo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beckham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beechgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Isaac Low Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Toro ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Toro.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Toro, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Toro.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Toro had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Toro, with the one closest to Toro listed first.

Toledo (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Toro
 - Toledo had a post office and no railroad service
Columbus - Historic   [Map]
 - While Columbus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Toro
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Columbus had a post office and no railroad service
Anacoco   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Toro
 - Anacoco had a post office and no railroad service
Fairmount (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Toro
 - Fairmount had a post office and no railroad service
Negreet   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Toro
 - Negreet had a post office and no railroad service
Caney   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Toro
 - Caney had a post office and no railroad service
Leesville   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Toro
 - 1895 population of 67 people (with 5,713 people in 2018)
 - Leesville had a post office and no railroad service
Corleyville   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Toro
 - Corleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Hemphill (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Toro
 - 1895 population of 1,671 people (with 1,239 people in 2018)
 - Hemphill had a post office and no railroad service
Burkeville (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Toro
 - 1895 population of 314 people
 - Burkeville had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Toro. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Toro in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Toro:

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the // Resources/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Louisiana to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Sabine Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Beauregard Parish:     Cyndi's



Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's



Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's



Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's



Jasper County (TX):     Cyndi's



Newton County (TX):     Cyndi's



Sabine County (TX):     Cyndi's



San Augustine County (TX):     Cyndi's



Shelby County (TX):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Sabine Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Sabine Parish

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Louisiana
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Toro ...

While our initial data about Toro came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Toro in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Toro.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Toro:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Toro. See our Misc Page for Toro for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Sabine Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2805, Longitude: -93.5441     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Toro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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