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1890 Communities Near Tortue ...

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 Tortue in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Tortue.

Abbeville   (Vermilion Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Tortue
 - 1895 population of 637 people (with 12,151 people in 2018)
 - Abbeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Broussard   (Lafayette Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the East (E) from Tortue
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 12,372 people in 2018)
 - Broussard had a post office and railroad service
 
Carencro   (Lafayette Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tortue
 - 1895 population of 289 people (with 9,181 people in 2018)
 - Carencro had a post office and railroad service
 
Cartville   (Acadia Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cartville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tortue
 - Cartville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Church Point   (Acadia Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tortue
 - Church Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crowley   (Acadia Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tortue
 - 1895 population of 420 people (with 12,691 people in 2018)
 - Crowley had a post office and railroad service
 
Duson   (Lafayette Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tortue
 - Duson had railroad service and no post office
 
 - estherwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Grand Coteau   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tortue
 - 1895 population of 333 people (with 919 people in 2018)
 - Grand Coteau had a post office and railroad service
 
Indian Bayou   (Vermilion Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tortue
 - Indian Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lafayette   (Lafayette Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East (E) from Tortue
 - 1895 population of 2,106 people (with 126,143 people in 2018)
 - Lafayette had a post office and railroad service
 
Mermentau   (Acadia Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Tortue
 - Mermentau had railroad service and no post office
 
Perry   (Vermilion Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tortue
 - Perry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prudhomme   (Acadia Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tortue
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Prudhomme had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rayne   (Acadia Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tortue
 - 1895 population of 569 people (with 8,071 people in 2018)
 - Rayne had a post office and railroad service
 
Ridge   (Lafayette Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Tortue
 - Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Scott   (Lafayette Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) from Tortue
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 8,698 people in 2018)
 - Scott had a post office and railroad service
 
Shuteston   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tortue
 - Shuteston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunset   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tortue
 - Sunset had railroad service and no post office
 
Youngsville   (Lafayette Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tortue
 - 1895 population of 350 people (with 14,077 people in 2018)
 - Youngsville 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 Tortue, 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 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Tortue. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tortue) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tortue. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1799, Longitude: -92.4476     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tortue have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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