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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Toro 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 Toro. 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 Toro.

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

The Sabine Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Toro is near Vernon Parish and also Sabine County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Vernon Parish

Sighting report for Sabine 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 Toro.

How Far From Toro 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 Toro to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Many [Map], which is the Seat of Sabine Parish, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Toro to Many, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 154 miles [247.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,936 miles [11,162.4 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 7,657 miles [12,322.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,532 miles [8,902.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Toro ...

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.

Clare   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Toro   [Map]

Columbus (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Everett (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Hornbeck   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Monks Hammock   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Rock (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Turtle Beach   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [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 Toro. 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.

Richard 'Subby' Byas

Negro League Baseball. He was born in Pineland (Texas) on Saturday March 19, 1910 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday October 8, 1985 at an age of 75. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Pineland [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Toro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Subby' Byas<7>

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: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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>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 Toro 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 317.631 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.585 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.43 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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