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Welcome to Rising Sun ...

Rising Sun is located in Leflore County<1>.

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

Rising Sun is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Rising Sun is located in the (662) area code.

Adding Rising Sun 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 Rising Sun 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 Rising Sun 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 Rising Sun on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Rising Sun ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Rising Sun - they are located in Delaware, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland (2), Montana, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Rising Sun ...

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

  • Greenwood [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Rising Sun
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<5>
  • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Rising Sun
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
  • Tchula [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
    • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Rising Sun
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
  • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Rising Sun
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Rising Sun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the south of Rising Sun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon
    • North Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Carrollton
      • North Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Rising Sun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Carrollton
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Rising Sun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruger
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Rising Sun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schlater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schlater
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Rising Sun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rising Sun ...

Looking for more information about Rising Sun? 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 Rising Sun, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rising Sun.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rising Sun. 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 Leflore, 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 Rising Sun - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Rising Sun) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rising Sun. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4587, Longitude: -90.2087       In this case, the coordinates for Rising Sun have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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