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Torras, Louisiana

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The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Torras, on a Parish-by-Parish basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Torras:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the southeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next parish to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the south.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring parishes in addition to the parish in which they lived:  their home parish contained property and probate records; the parish to the east contained birth and death records; the parish to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Torras is historic,<2> it would have been located within present day Pointe Coupee Parish.

The following 8 parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Pointe Coupee Parish: Avoyelles, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Saint Landry, Saint Martin, West Baton Rouge & West Feliciana.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 32 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Torras. Of these communities, 32 are located in parishes other than Pointe Coupee Parish.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<3> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home parish for Torras (which is Pointe Coupee Parish), we list the parishes in alphabetical order and for each of those parishes, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Torras. For the following list, only those parishes that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Plaquemines Parish
Parish Seat for Plaquemines:   Pointe a la Hache
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Note: The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.
Port Eads     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
South Pass (Unver)     [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pilottown     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pilotsville (Hist)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Balize (Hist)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Orchard (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Venice     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Duvic (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Boothville     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gulftown (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Olga (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Triumph (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Buras     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fort Jackson (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fort Saint Phillip (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Quarantine (Hist)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ostrica (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sunrise (Unver)     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Empire     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tropical Bend (Unver)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Point Pleasant (Hist)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Nairn (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Nicholls (Hist)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
West Point (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hesperides (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bremond (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Daisy (Hist)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Grande Ecaille (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Breton (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Home Place (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grand Prairie (Hist)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Port Sulphur     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Torras. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Torras

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Torras. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.9677, Longitude: -89.3771     [Map].

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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 Torras, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<3>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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