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Palestine, Arkansas
(Saint Francis County)

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The location of Palestine

Welcome to Palestine ...

The city of Palestine is located in Saint Francis County.

The location of Palestine has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Palestine has a population of 607 people<2> (see below for details).

Palestine is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Palestine is within the boundaries of the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Palestine: 72372<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Palestine had a population of 681 people. This makes Palestine the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Palestine represents 0.02% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 232nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 681 people, the population of Palestine decreased 8.1% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 741 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Palestine had an population of 607 people. This is a decrease of 10.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.08% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Palestine.

Communities near Palestine ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Palestine and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Brinkley   [Map]   2,714   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Caldwell   [Map]   485   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Colt   [Map]   344   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cotton Plant   [Map]   587   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Forrest City   [Map]   14,291   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Madison   [Map]   690   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Palestine.

Communities Also Named Palestine ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Arkansas communities named Palestine: This one is located in Saint Francis County and the other is located in Randolph County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 34 communities that are also named Palestine - they are located in Alabama (2), Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi (4), Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee (5), Texas (3) and West Virginia (2).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Palestine. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Palestine. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palestine.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Palestine:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palestine ...

Looking for more information about Palestine? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Saint Francis County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Palestine. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Palestine.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palestine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Palestine). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Palestine or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Palestine) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Palestine. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palestine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palestine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9688, Longitude: -90.9058     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palestine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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