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Welcome to Ora ...

Ora is located in Covington County<1>.

The location of Ora has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Ora is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ora lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Ora: (601) and (769)<4>

Websites for Ora ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.covingtonchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Ora, the following might be of interest:

Adding Ora to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Ora in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Ora elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ora on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Ora ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Ora - they are located in Alabama, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, North Carolina (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ora.

Communities near Ora ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ora.

  • Magee [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
    • Magee [Simpson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Ora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<6>
  • Sumrall [Lamar County]
  • Taylorsville [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Ora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<6>
  • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentiss
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Ora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 933 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentiss
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prentiss<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Ora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Ora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Ora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<6>
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<6>
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassfield
    • Arbo [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbo
      • Arbo [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Ora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arbo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbo

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ora. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ora.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ora. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ora.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ora. See our Newspapers Page for Ora.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ora ...

Looking for more information about Ora? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ora, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ora.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ora. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Covington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ora) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6577, Longitude: -89.5745       In this case, the coordinates for Ora have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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