Toa Alta, Puerto Rico Genealogy

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Guide to Municipality of Toa Alta family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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History[edit | edit source]

Toa Alta is located west of the capital city of San Juan and was founded in 1751, making it one of the oldest towns on the island of Puerto Rico. The name Toa Alta comes from the Taíno word for mother or fertility.

Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017 triggered numerous landslides in Toa Alta Many homes and roads in Toa Alta were destroyed by the hurricane.

in 2010, the United States Census listed the population as 74,000. [1]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Toa Alta, Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toa_Alta,_Puerto_Rico#History, accessed 12/27/20.