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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Raymond, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Raymond and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Raymond:
    • 32.261068, -90.408239
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Raymond
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Raymond ...

We found 36 communities that share the name Raymond.

Within Mississippi, the name Raymond is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 36 communities, 34 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Raymond lies 1,649 miles [2,653.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
    • Arkansas
      • Monroe County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Raymond [Monroe County].
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Raymond [Los Angeles County].
      • Madera County
      • This Raymond is located in Madera County and lies 1,701 miles [2,737.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madera County community of Raymond.
    • Colorado
      • Boulder County
      • This Raymond is located in Boulder County and lies 998 miles [1,606.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boulder County community of Raymond.
    • Florida
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Raymond [Polk County].
    • Georgia
      • Coweta County
      • This Raymond is located in Coweta County and lies 338 miles [544 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coweta County community of Raymond.
    • Idaho
      • Bear Lake County
      • This Raymond is located in Bear Lake County and lies 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bear Lake County community of Raymond.
    • Illinois
      • Montgomery County
      • This Raymond is located in Montgomery County and lies 489 miles [787 km]<1> to the north of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Raymond.
    • Indiana
      • Franklin County
      • This Raymond is located in Franklin County and lies 586 miles [943.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Raymond.
    • Iowa
      • Black Hawk County
      • This Raymond is located in Black Hawk County and lies 711 miles [1,144.2 km]<1> to the north of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Black Hawk County community of Raymond.
    • Kansas
      • Rice County
      • This Raymond is located in Rice County and lies 613 miles [986.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rice County community of Raymond.
    • Kentucky
      • Breckinridge County
      • This Raymond is located in Breckinridge County and lies 453 miles [729 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Breckinridge County community of Raymond.
    • Louisiana
      • Calcasieu Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Raymond [Calcasieu Parish].
      • Jefferson Davis Parish
      • This Raymond is located in Jefferson Davis Parish and lies 189 miles [304.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson Davis Parish community of Raymond.
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • This Raymond is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Raymond.
    • Michigan
      • Charlevoix County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Raymond [Charlevoix County].
    • Minnesota
      • Kandiyohi County
      • This Raymond is located in Kandiyohi County and lies 918 miles [1,477.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kandiyohi County community of Raymond.
    • Missouri
      • Reynolds County
      • Although located in Reynolds County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reynolds County community of Raymond.
    • Montana
      • Chouteau County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Raymond [Chouteau County].
      • Sheridan County
      • This Raymond is located in Sheridan County and lies 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheridan County community of Raymond.
    • Nebraska
      • Lancaster County
      • This Raymond is located in Lancaster County and lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Raymond.
    • New Hampshire
      • Rockingham County
      • This Raymond is located in Rockingham County and lies 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Raymond.
    • New York
      • Niagara County
      • This Raymond is located in Niagara County and lies 984 miles [1,583.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Niagara County community of Raymond.
    • Ohio
      • Union County
      • This Raymond is located in Union County and lies 677 miles [1,089.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Raymond.
    • Oklahoma
      • Raymond #
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Raymond.
    • Ontario
      • This Raymond lies 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Potter County
      • This Raymond is located in Potter County and lies 955 miles [1,536.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Potter County community of Raymond.
    • South Carolina
      • Orangeburg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Raymond [Orangeburg County].
    • South Dakota
      • Clark County
      • This Raymond is located in Clark County and lies 962 miles [1,548.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Raymond.
    • Texas
      • Clay County
      • This Raymond is located in Clay County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Raymond.
      • Leon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Raymond [Leon County].
    • Virginia
      • Surry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Raymond [Surry County].
    • Washington
      • Pacific County
      • This Raymond is located in Pacific County and lies 2,014 miles [3,241.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pacific County community of Raymond.
    • Wisconsin
      • Racine County
      • This Raymond is located in Racine County and lies 739 miles [1,189.3 km]<1> to the north of the Raymond that is located in Hinds County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Racine County community of Raymond.
    • Wyoming
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Raymond [Lincoln County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Raymond ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bolton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
    • Bolton is located in Hinds County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 523 people
  • Green Acres
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres is located in Hinds County
  • Huntcliff
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntcliff
    • Huntcliff is located in Hinds County
  • Kentwood
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentwood
    • Kentwood is located in Hinds County
  • Meadow Oaks
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Oaks
    • Meadow Oaks is located in Hinds County
  • Meadowhill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowhill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowhill
    • Meadowhill is located in Hinds County
  • Oak Creek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Creek
    • Oak Creek is located in Hinds County
  • Palestine
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
    • Palestine is located in Hinds County
  • Seven Springs
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
    • Seven Springs is located in Hinds County
  • Sunkist
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunkist have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunkist
    • Sunkist is located in Hinds County
  • Trailwood
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trailwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trailwood
    • Trailwood is located in Hinds County
  • Van Winkle
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Winkle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Winkle
    • Van Winkle is located in Hinds County
  • Willowood
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowood
    • Willowood is located in Hinds County

How Far From Raymond to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Raymond to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Raymond and extending to:

  • Jackson, which is the Seat of Hinds County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Raymond to Jackson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 878 miles [1,413 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,761 miles [10,880.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,476 miles [12,031.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,351 miles [8,611.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

The official website for Raymond: www.raymondms.com/

The official website for Hinds County: www.co.hinds.ms.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Raymond) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Raymond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2611, Longitude: -90.4082       In this case, the coordinates for Raymond have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Raymond, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Raymond could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Raymond to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.774 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.548 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.994 degrees.









 

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