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1890 Communities Near Torras Landing ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Torras Landing in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Torras Landing.

Angola   (West Feliciana Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Torras Landing
 - Angola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Artonish (MS)   (Wilkinson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Torras Landing
 - Artonish had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bayou Current   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Torras Landing
 - Bayou Current had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Bend   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Torras Landing
 - 1895 population of 101 people
 - Big Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Black Hawk   (Concordia Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Torras Landing
 - 1895 population of 323 people
 - Black Hawk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bordelonville   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Torras Landing
 - Bordelonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Converse   (West Feliciana Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Converse was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Torras Landing
 - Converse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elba   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Torras Landing
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Adams (MS)   (Wilkinson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Torras Landing
 - 1895 population of 240 people
 - Fort Adams had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamburg   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Torras Landing
 - Hamburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kienstra (MS)   (Adams County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Torras Landing
 - Kienstra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurel Hill   (West Feliciana Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Torras Landing
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Laurel Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Legonier   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Torras Landing
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Legonier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melville   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Torras Landing
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,047 people in 2018)
 - Melville had a post office and railroad service
 
Merrick   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Torras Landing
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Merrick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moreauville   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Torras Landing
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 879 people in 2018)
 - Moreauville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odenburg   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Torras Landing
 - Odenburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinckneyville (MS)   (Wilkinson County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Torras Landing
 - Pinckneyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raccourci   (Pointe Coupee Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Raccourci was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Torras Landing
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Raccourci had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Fish   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Torras Landing
 - Red Fish had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - red river landing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rowes Landing   (West Feliciana Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Torras Landing
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Rowes Landing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simmesport   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Torras Landing
 - 1895 population of 103 people (with 2,088 people in 2018)
 - Simmesport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithland   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Torras Landing
 - 1895 population of 425 people
 - Smithland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Viva   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Torras Landing
 - Viva had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Torras Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Torras Landing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Torras Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Torras Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9696, Longitude: -91.6671     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Torras Landing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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