Toury-Lurcy is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.[3]

The church in Toury-Lurcy
Location of Toury-Lurcy
Coordinates: 46°44′22″N 3°25′33″E
  Mayor (20202026) Guy Hourcabie[1]
25.54 km2 (9.86 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
  Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
58293 /58300
Elevation197–252 m (646–827 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.


From the 12th century, the village of Toury-Lurcy (formerly Thoriacum or Toriaco) was one of the fiefdoms of the Counts of Thoury (hence its name).

In 1161, the bishop of Nevers, Bernard of Saint-Saulge, recognized by letters sent to the abbot of St. Martin, Autun, that this church in his diocese was the property of the abbey, which was confirmed in 1164 by a bull of Pope Alexander III, then a refugee in France.[4] The family of Richard de Soultrait were the local lords.

The town was created in 1823 from the merger of Toury and Lurcy-sur-Abron.

The Château de Toury-Lurcy, rebuilt in 1776 on a medieval site, is classified and registered as a historical monument.

Notable people

  • Georges de Soultrait, count, regional historian, born and died at Toury (1822-1888).[5]
  • Jean Saulnier, knight, lord of Thoury-sur-Abron, councilor and chamberlain of the king, steward of Isabeau, duchess of Bourbonnais, and bailiff of Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier, died in 1389.[6]
  • Agnes de Tressolles, wife of Jean Saulnier.
  • Florimond-Augustin Daubois, parish priest of Toury from 1710 to 1742, left many precious annotations on the margins of his actions in the parish registers.[7]


At the 1999 census, the population was 427. On 1 January 2017, the estimate was 430.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 451    
1975 406−1.49%
1982 389−0.61%
1990 442+1.61%
1999 427−0.38%
2007 410−0.51%
2012 425+0.72%
2017 430+0.23%
Source: INSEE[8]

See also


  1. Maires au 17-06-2020,, accessed 7 December 2020
  2. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. Toury-Lurcy. Entre-deux-guerres. Tablier noir et sabots de bois, Jean-Louis Gonin, Impr. Barlerin, Decize, 2015.
  4. Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Martin d'Autun: Charte N° XVIII
  5. Bulletin de la Société nivernaise des lettres, sciences et arts, volume 50, pages 12-13, 2001.
  6. Abbé Jacques-François Baudiau, Le Morvand, Nevers, 1865; 3e éd. Guénégaud, Paris, 1965, 3vol., tII, p. 152.
  7. Abbé Jacques-François Baudiau, Le Morvand, Nevers, 1865; 3e éd. Guénégaud, Paris, 1965, 3vol., tII, p. 152.
  8. Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE