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Kommun
(commune)

Värmland

Torsby
Torsby kommun is the northern "tip" of province Värmland. Largest kommun in Värmland. Located in Fryksände härad.
Pop
13 725 (2001), 15 601 (1981). Area: 4 187 sqkm.
Central town
:
Torsby in Fryksände socken, pop abt 5 000 (1981).
Kommun maps
Socknar
Fryksände Lekvattnet Vitsand Nyskoga Östmark
Norra Finnskoga Södra Finnskoga Dalby Norra Ny Town: Torsby
Topic Name Description Link L
General SCB# 1737      
Kommun Home page Current and historical info. Swedish version has much more info !   B
Facts        
Pictures RAÄ Kulturmiljöbilder                Pictures from Juhola (Östmark), Kvarntorp (Lekvattnet), Kårebolsätern (N Ny), Likenäs (Dalby), Ritamäki (Lekvattnet), Svartbäcken (Lekvattnet). >Go> S
Churches Swedish state church buildings Descriptions (RAÄ). Pictures: Dalby, Fryksände, Finnskoga (N and S)   S
Specific Guides      
Local sites      
Torsby Town in Fryksände socken, at the northern tip of lake Övre Fryken. Industrial and tourist centre. Pop: abt 5 000 (1981)
Fryksände SCB# 173701. Named after localization at the end of lake Övre Fryken (ände = end, tip).
1765: Split off Östmark as kapellförsmling.
1822: Split off Vitsand.
1851: Split off Lekvattnet.
SVAR. Many grave headstones.
Note that the härad is named Fryksände too but comprised several other parishes as well
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Lekvattnet SCB# 173702. Pop: 448 (1978).
Church from 1850.
>Pictures>. SVAR. Many grave headstones
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Vitsand SCB# 173703. Pop: 1 052 (1981).
Church from 1823.
SVAR. Many grave headstones
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Nyskoga SCB# 173704. Pop: 180 (1979).
Church from 1926.
SVAR
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Östmark SCB# 173705. Pop: 1 453 (1981).
1765: Created as kapellförsmling from part of Fryksände
Church from 1765.
>Pictures>. SVAR. Many grave headstones
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Norra Finnskoga SCB# 173706. Pop: 829 (1979).
Church from 1883.
SVAR
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Södra Finnskoga SCB# 173707. Pop: 649 (1980).
Church from 1833.
SVAR.
Places: Kindsjön,
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Norra Ny SCB# 173709. Pop: 1 854 (1979). Older name: Ny i Älvdals härad.
Church from 1764. Has objects from the middle ages.
>Pictures>. SVAR
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Specific Sources      
"Census" Ingvar Dahl Tax register for years 1503, 1540, 1610, 1622-35, 1641 M
Mantal Gunnel Rydeborg Vadjetorp in Vadje 1650-1850 >Go>  
Domböcker Gunilla Önnberg Excerpts Vasserud 1600-1740, Överbyn 1701-1740 >Go>  
Family Data Gunilla Önnberg Fryksände sn >Go>  
Family Data Henriksson, Dahlgren ..more Several people from various socknar in Torsby kn >Go> S

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