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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Palestine.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Palestine to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Palestine once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Palestine to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Palestine to Florence, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,508 miles [10,473.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,225 miles [11,627.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,100 miles [8,207.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Palestine ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Palestine.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Palestine. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 33 communities in the United States and Canada - with 33 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Randolph County

Our profile page for Palestine, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the West Northwest

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Palestine, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the West

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Palestine, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the Northeast

Illinois

Crawford County

Our profile page for Palestine, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the North

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Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Palestine, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the North Northeast

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Palestine, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Palestine, Van Buren County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Sumner County

Our profile page for Palestine, Sumner County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Sumner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Palestine, Washington Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Menominee County

Our profile page for Palestine, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Clay County

Our profile page for Palestine, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the Southwest

Hinds County

Our profile page for Palestine, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the Southwest

Pearl River County

Our profile page for Palestine, Pearl River County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the South Southwest

Yalobusha County

Our profile page for Palestine, Yalobusha County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Platte County

Our profile page for Palestine, Platte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Platte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Stanly County

Our profile page for Palestine, Stanly County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the East

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Palestine, Adams County
This community is historic.
Although located in Adams County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Darke County

Our profile page for Palestine, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the North Northeast

Pickaway County

Our profile page for Palestine, Pickaway County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pickaway County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Palestine
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Benton County

Our profile page for Palestine, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,989 miles [3,201 km] to the West Northwest

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Palestine, Multnomah County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Multnomah County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Palestine, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Chester County

Our profile page for Palestine, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the West Northwest

Henderson County

Our profile page for Palestine, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Northwest

Henry County

Our profile page for Palestine, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the North Northwest

Lewis County

Our profile page for Palestine, Lewis County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 43 miles [69.2 km] to the North

Robertson County

Our profile page for Palestine, Robertson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Robertson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Palestine, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the West Southwest

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Palestine, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the West Southwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Palestine, Polk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Palestine, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the East Northeast

Wirt County

Our profile page for Palestine, Wirt County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Palestine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Palestine. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Palestine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palestine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9737, Longitude: -87.4542     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palestine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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.

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<4>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 Palestine to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.157 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.044 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.249 degrees.

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<8>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Palestine.



 
 
 

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