Friends of Raymond is an all volunteer organization founded in 1998 to preserve historic sites around the beautiful town of Raymond, Mississippi.

We are governed by a nine-member Board of Directors elected by the FOR membership, and all work is done by volunteers – there is no paid staff or administrative costs that are not used to directly support the organization. 

Our group has purchased, preserved, and provided historical interpretation for the original site of the Battle of Raymond, which was an important part of General Ulysses S. Grant’s 1862 Vicksburg campaign during the Civil War. We work closely with the City of Raymond to coordinate historic preservation efforts for this beautiful and historic area. All work depends completely on memberships, donations, and sponsors. 

We invite you to join Friends of Raymond as we seek to preserve this important piece of Mississippi history for the education of visitors from around the world. Visit our Donate page for more information about Friends of Raymond memberships, donations, stock donations, and sponsorships.

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