Forty miles north of Port Gibson brings you to the small antebellum city of Raymond. Raymond relies on its picturesque charm and Civil War history to welcome visitors.
An interesting driving tour highlights the historic Hinds County Courthouse (1859) and the Dupree House (1878). The Confederate Cemetery and the Civil War Battlefield with its walking trail offer opportunities to explore where history was made in 1863.
Raymond Chamber of Commerce
Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads. Address: 333 E Main Street, Box 11, Raymond, MS 39154 Phone: (601) 857-0540
Address: 6210 Jackson Raymond Rd, Raymond, MS 39154 Phone: (601) 346-8644
Fast-food burger & fries joint with an old-school feel, including retro drive-in service. Address: 1071 E Main St, Raymond, MS 39154 Phone: (601) 857-0034 Menu: sonicdrivein.com
Family-friendly chain known for its made-to-order pizzas. Address: 113 E Main St, Raymond, MS 39154 Phone: (601) 857-2166
Address: 1500 Raymond Lake Rd, Raymond, MS 39154 Phone: (601) 857-3538
Address: 9434 MS-18, Raymond, MS 39154 Phone: (601) 346-8000
Longtime, casual seafood chain specializing in catfish & chicken & also offering a lunch buffet. Address: 12968 MS-18, Raymond, MS 39154 Phone: (601) 857-0449
Address: 132 Port Gibson St, Raymond, MS 39154 Phone: (601) 526-9070
Address: 130 Port Gibson St, Raymond, MS 39154 Phone: (601) 857-9995
Milepost 73.5 – Dean Stand Site – Served travelers in the 1820s and 30s. Nearby is the site of Dillon’s Plantation, headquarters for U.S. generals Grant and Sherman during the Civil War’s Vicksburg campaign, May 1863.
Milepost 78.3 – Battle of Raymond – This Civil War battle of the Vicksburg campaign in 1863 was fought nearby.
Milepost 93.1 – Osburn Stand – Noble Osburn opened a stand here in 1811. By the early 1820s, when the city of Jackson was founded, traffic shifted away from this part of the Old Trace.
John Bell Williams Airport in Raymond, MS.
The Raymond Battlefield Park has a walking Trail with interpretive markers and cannon placement.
A walking and Driving Tour of Historic Downtown Raymond is a great way to learn and see more in Raymond. Brochures are available at Raymond City Hall.
Raymond Visitor Center in Raymond, MS.
Eagle Ridge Conference Center at Hinds Community College offers guestroom and meeting accommodations for business, travel and social events all within 10 miles of Jackson.