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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Palestine, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Palestine and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Palestine:
    • 33.710118, -88.921724
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Palestine
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Palestine ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Palestine.

There are three communities within Mississippi that are also named Palestine.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 31 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 31 communities, 33 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Hinds County
      • This Palestine is located in Hinds County and lies 136 miles [218.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hinds County community of Palestine.
    • Pearl River County
      • This Palestine is located in Pearl River County and lies 224 miles [360.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pearl River County community of Palestine.
    • Yalobusha County
      • This Palestine is located in Yalobusha County and lies 50 miles [80.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yalobusha County community of Palestine.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cleburne County
      • This Palestine is located in Cleburne County and lies 199 miles [320.3 km]<1> to the east of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cleburne County community of Palestine.
      • Lauderdale County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Palestine [Lauderdale County].
    • Arkansas
      • Randolph County
      • This Palestine is located in Randolph County and lies 221 miles [355.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Palestine.
      • Saint Francis County
      • This Palestine is located in Saint Francis County and lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the northwest of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Francis County community of Palestine.
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Palestine is located in Fairfield County and lies 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Palestine.
    • Illinois
      • Crawford County
      • This Palestine is located in Crawford County and lies 372 miles [598.7 km]<1> to the north of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Palestine.
    • Indiana
      • Franklin County
      • This Palestine is located in Franklin County and lies 451 miles [725.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Palestine.
      • Kosciusko County
      • This Palestine is located in Kosciusko County and lies 540 miles [869 km] to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kosciusko County community of Palestine.
    • Iowa
      • Van Buren County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Palestine [Van Buren County].
    • Kansas
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Palestine [Sumner County].
    • Louisiana
      • Washington Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Palestine [Washington Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Menominee County
      • This Palestine is located in Menominee County and lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km]<1> to the north of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menominee County community of Palestine.
    • Nebraska
      • Platte County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Palestine [Platte County].
    • North Carolina
      • Stanly County
      • This Palestine is located in Stanly County and lies 511 miles [822.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stanly County community of Palestine.
    • Ohio
      • Adams County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Adams County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Palestine.
      • Darke County
      • This Palestine is located in Darke County and lies 494 miles [795 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darke County community of Palestine.
      • Pickaway County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Palestine [Pickaway County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Palestine.
    • Oregon
      • Benton County
      • This Palestine is located in Benton County and lies 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Palestine.
      • Multnomah County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Palestine [Multnomah County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • This Palestine is located in Clearfield County and lies 773 miles [1,244 km]<1> to the northeast of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Palestine.
    • Tennessee
      • Chester County
      • This Palestine is located in Chester County and lies 109 miles [175.4 km]<1> to the north of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Palestine.
      • Henderson County
      • This Palestine is located in Henderson County and lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the north of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Palestine.
      • Henry County
      • This Palestine is located in Henry County and lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the north of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Palestine.
      • Lewis County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Palestine [Lewis County].
      • Robertson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Palestine [Robertson County].
    • Texas
      • Anderson County
      • This Palestine is located in Anderson County and lies 413 miles [664.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Palestine.
      • Hopkins County
      • This Palestine is located in Hopkins County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km] to the west of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hopkins County community of Palestine.
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Palestine [Polk County].
    • West Virginia
      • Greenbrier County
      • This Palestine is located in Greenbrier County and lies 541 miles [870.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenbrier County community of Palestine.
      • Wirt County
      • This Palestine is located in Wirt County and lies 555 miles [893.2 km] to the northeast of the Palestine that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wirt County community of Palestine.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Palestine ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Anchor [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anchor
    • Anchor [Chickasaw County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Palestine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anchor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchor
  • Cairo [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Clay County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
  • Cedar Bluff [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
  • Congress [Chickasaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congress
    • Congress [Chickasaw County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Palestine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Congress have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Dancy [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dancy
      • Dancy [Webster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dancy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dancy
    • Hopewell [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Prospect [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect [Chickasaw County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Walkers Gin [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkers Gin
      • Walkers Gin [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkers Gin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkers Gin

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Palestine. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Chester 'Howlin Wolf' Burnett     (Musician)
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Palestine.
      • Shannon is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the north of Palestine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<5>
    • Bukka White     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Houston (Mississippi) on Friday November 12, 1909 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 26, 1977 at the age of 67. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Houston is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Palestine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bukka White<5>

How Far From Palestine to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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, the straight-line distance beginning in Palestine and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • West Point, which is the Seat of Clay County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Palestine to West Point, with an average speed<6> 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 five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,629 miles [10,668.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,345 miles [11,820.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,220 miles [8,400.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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).
<2>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.
<3>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Palestine could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.981 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.823 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.123 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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