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Our Genealogy Helper for Raleigh ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Raleigh (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Raleigh. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Raleigh is located in Smith County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Smith County: Covington, Jasper, Jones, Newton, Rankin, Scott & Simpson.

Below are the counties that are near Raleigh. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Raleigh:

  • Smith County     (The home county of Raleigh)
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvarena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • 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<3>
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • 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<3>
  • Clarke County
    • Pachuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pachuta
      • Pachuta [Clarke County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pachuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pachuta
  • Copiah County
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Covington County
    • Hot Coffee [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Coffee
      • Hot Coffee [Covington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Coffee
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Raleigh
      • 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
    • Arbo [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbo
      • Arbo [Covington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • 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
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins<3>
    • Kola [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kola
      • Kola [Covington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kola
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • 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<3>
  • Jasper County
    • Bay Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
      • Bay Springs [Jasper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Springs<3>
    • Hamlet [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Jasper County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
    • Stevens [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens
      • Stevens [Jasper County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
    • Louin [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louin
      • Louin [Jasper County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin
    • Lake Como [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Como
      • Lake Como [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como
    • Montrose [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Turnerville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
    • Success [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Jasper County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stringer [Jasper County]
    • Acme [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Jasper County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McNeal [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNeal
      • McNeal [Jasper County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
    • Verba [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verba
      • Verba [Jasper County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
  • Jefferson Davis County
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentiss
      • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Raleigh
      • 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<3>
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • 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
  • Jones County
    • Amy [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Jones County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Laurel [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Jones County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<3>
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
    • Ellisville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
      • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<3>
  • Lawrence County
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hebron
      • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hebron<3>
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<3>
  • Leake County
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
  • Newton County
    • Six Towns [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Towns
      • Six Towns [Newton County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Towns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
    • Newton [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Newton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<3>
    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Decatur [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Newton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
    • Chunky [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
      • Chunky [Newton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chunky<3>
  • Rankin County
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
    • Cato [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Rankin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<3>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<3>
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<3>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<3>
  • Scott County
    • Hunter Town [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Town
      • Hunter Town [Scott County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Town
    • Cooperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooperville
      • Cooperville [Scott County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperville
    • Forest [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Scott County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
    • Kalem [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalem
      • Kalem [Scott County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalem
    • Raworth [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raworth
      • Raworth [Scott County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raworth
    • Morton [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Scott County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<3>
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<3>
  • Simpson County
    • Coats [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats [Simpson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Raleigh
      • 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<3>
    • Sanatorium [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanatorium
      • Sanatorium [Simpson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanatorium
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<3>
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Raleigh, see our County-by-County Page for Raleigh.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Raleigh ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Raleigh.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Raleigh. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Raleigh and those printed in the larger area surrounding Raleigh.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km] of Raleigh.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Raleigh:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Raleigh ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Raleigh.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Raleigh covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Raleigh Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Raleigh Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Raleigh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh Cemetery
  • North Raleigh Cemetery
  • Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
  • Eastside Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Turner Chapel Cemetery
  • Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Easterling Cemetery
    • Union Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Craft Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Craft Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Craft Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craft Cemetery
    • Moore Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moore Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Moore Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Cemetery
    • Austin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Austin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Austin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin Cemetery
    • Wilkinson Memorial Baptist Cemetery
    • Page Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Page Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Page Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page Cemetery
    • South Raleigh Christian Cemetery
    • McAlphin Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Raleigh had a population of 200 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Raleigh had a population of 1,411 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Raleigh, with the one closest to Raleigh listed first.

  • Raleigh [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
    • Raleigh [Smith County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Raleigh
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Raleigh had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<3>
  • Bezer [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bezer
    • Bezer [Smith County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Raleigh
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bezer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bezer
  • Shongelo [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shongelo
    • Shongelo [Smith County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shongelo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shongelo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shongelo
  • Burns [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns
    • Burns [Smith County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Burns had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
  • Sylvarena [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
    • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sylvarena had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvarena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
  • Trenton [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton [Smith County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
  • Continue List ...
    • Gunn [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunn
      • Gunn [Smith County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gunn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunn
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mize had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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<3>
    • Daniel [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel
      • Daniel [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Daniel had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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<3>
    • Hamlet [Jasper County] - Historic
      • While Hamlet was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Jasper County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamlet had a post office and no railroad service
    • Homewood [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Scott County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Homewood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Polkville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Bunker Hill [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker Hill
      • Bunker Hill [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bunker Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunker Hill
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Puckett had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Raleigh. See our List of 1890's Communities around Raleigh.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Raleigh ...

While our initial data about Raleigh came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Raleigh in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Raleigh.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Raleigh:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

We have found Raleigh in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Raleigh for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Raleigh. See our Misc Page for Raleigh for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Smith County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Raleigh) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Raleigh. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Raleigh

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Raleigh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0322, Longitude: -89.5249       In this case, the coordinates for Raleigh have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Raleigh, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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