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The location of Torras









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Torras.

This page contains six sections:

Around Torras ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Grand Isle. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of where Torras would have been located. Grand Isle has a population of 1,500 people.<1>

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   DirDistance
Boothville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Buras   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Empire   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pilottown   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pointe a la Hache   [Map]     NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Port Eads   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Port Sulphur   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Venice   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]

For more communities neighboring Torras, please visit our Parish-by-Parish Page for Torras.

Pointe Coupee Parish ...

Torras would have been located within present day Pointe Coupee Parish.

The following 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. The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Torras ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Torras.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Torras. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Torras. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Louisiana

    Louisiana Tourism
    Parks for Louisiana

    Fishing in Louisiana
    Hunting in Louisiana


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Louisiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Louisiana

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Louisiana

Airports Near Torras ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Torras.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Torras. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Torras.

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
88 miles [141.6 km] miles to the northwest of Torras.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
87 miles [140 km] miles to the west northwest of Torras.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
88 miles [141.6 km] miles to the northwest of Torras.

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.  (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
101 miles [162.5 km] miles to the north of Torras.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)    [Map]

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Houma - Terrebonne Airport   (ICAO: KHUM)    [Map]

Website for Houma - Terrebonne Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)    [Map]

Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Pointe Coupee Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Torras.

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<2>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- Torras) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Torras. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.9677, Longitude: -89.3771     [Map].

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Torras), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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