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Welcome to Raleigh ...

The town of Raleigh is located in Smith County<1> and is the County Seat for Smith County.

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

When the people of Raleigh refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Raleighite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Raleigh has a population of 1,411 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Raleigh.

Raleigh is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Raleigh: (601) & (769)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Raleigh had an population of 1,411 people. This is a decrease of 3.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Raleigh had a population of 1,462 people (which is 8.87% of the total population of Smith County). This makes Raleigh the county's most populous community.

The population of Raleigh represents 0.05% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 134th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,462 people, the population of Raleigh increased 16.49% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,255 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Raleigh.

Adding Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Raleigh ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Raleigh - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Raleigh ...

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

  • Magee [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
    • Magee [Simpson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> 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<8>
  • Bay Springs [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
    • Bay Springs [Jasper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> 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<8>
  • Taylorsville [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> 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<8>
  • Polkville [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
    • Polkville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> 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
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> 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
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> 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<8>
    • Louin [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louin
      • Louin [Jasper County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin
    • Montrose [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> 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
    • Hamlet [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Jasper County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Raleigh

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 Raleigh. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Raleigh.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Raleigh. 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 Raleigh.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Raleigh ...

Looking for more information about Raleigh? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Raleigh, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Raleigh.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Smith, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Raleigh refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Raleigh may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Raleigh.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Raleigh - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- 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).
<8>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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