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Welcome to Palestine ...

Palestine is located in Clay County<1>.

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

Palestine is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Palestine: (662)

Communities Also Named Palestine ...

While we believe that this Palestine is located in Clay County, we know of another 3 Mississippi communities named Palestine. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hinds, Pearl River and Yalobusha County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 34 communities that are also named Palestine - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, 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.

Communities near Palestine ...

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

  • Starkville [Oktibbeha County]
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    • Starkville [Oktibbeha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Palestine
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,653 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<5>
  • West Point [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Palestine
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,404 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<5>
  • Houston [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
    • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Palestine
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<5>
  • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vardaman
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Palestine
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vardaman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vardaman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vardaman<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maben
      • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maben
    • Mathiston [Choctaw County]
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      • Mathiston [Choctaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathiston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathiston<5>
    • Mantee [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantee
      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantee
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • Griffith [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
      • Griffith [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Palestine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
    • Abbott [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Palestine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Palestine.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palestine. See our Newspapers 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.

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 ...

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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 Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Clay, 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 Palestine - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palestine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palestine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7101, Longitude: -88.9217       In this case, the coordinates for Palestine 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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