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Our Genealogy Helper for Palestine ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Palestine (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Palestine. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Palestine is located in Hinds County.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hinds County: Claiborne, Copiah, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren & Yazoo.

Below are the counties that are near Palestine. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Palestine:

  • Hinds County     (The home county of Palestine)
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<3>
    • Learned [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learned
      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<3>
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<3>
    • Byram [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<3>
    • Choctaw Village [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw Village
      • Choctaw Village [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw Village
    • Bolton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
    • Utica [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<3>
    • Edwards [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<3>
    • Jackson [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<3>
    • North Town Plaza [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Town Plaza
      • North Town Plaza [Hinds County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Town Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Town Plaza
  • Claiborne County
    • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Springs
      • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Palestine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
    • Port Gibson [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Gibson
      • Port Gibson [Claiborne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Gibson<3>
  • Copiah County
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
      • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Springs<3>
    • Carpenter [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
      • Carpenter [Copiah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Palestine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
      • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<3>
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
    • Wesson [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
      • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<3>
  • Lawrence County
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hebron
      • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hebron<3>
  • Madison County
    • Adelle [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelle
      • Adelle [Madison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelle
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<3>
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<3>
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Kearney Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney Park
      • Kearney Park [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney Park
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
  • Rankin County
    • Alonzo [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alonzo
      • Alonzo [Rankin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alonzo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alonzo
    • Clear Branch [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Branch
      • Clear Branch [Rankin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Branch
    • Richland [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<3>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<3>
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<3>
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<3>
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
  • Simpson County
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<3>
  • Warren County
    • Vicksburg [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
      • Vicksburg [Warren County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vicksburg<3>
  • Yazoo County
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<3>
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia
  • Madison Parish (LA)
    • Delta [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Madison Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<3>
    • Mound [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
      • Mound [Madison Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Palestine, see our County-by-County Page for Palestine.

Newspapers Published in Palestine ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 136 newspapers that have been published in the area around Palestine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Palestine, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Palestine.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Palestine:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Palestine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Palestine.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Palestine covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Bedwell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bedwell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bedwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedwell Cemetery
  • Salmon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salmon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salmon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salmon Cemetery
  • Carter Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carter Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter Cemetery
  • Spring Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Ridge Cemetery
  • Big Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Big Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Big Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Big Creek Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Palestine.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oak Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Palestine.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • William Davis Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the William Davis Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the William Davis Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • William Davis Family Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Palestine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on William Davis Family Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2309002<5>
    • Salem Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salem Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Salem Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Palestine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery
    • Terry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Terry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Terry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Terry Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry Cemetery
    • Benevolent Society Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Benevolent Society Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Benevolent Society Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Benevolent Society Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benevolent Society Cemetery
    • Morrison Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morrison Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morrison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Morrison Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Palestine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrison Cemetery
    • McGowen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McGowen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McGowen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McGowen Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Palestine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGowen Cemetery
    • Auburn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Auburn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Auburn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Auburn Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Palestine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn Cemetery
    • Nalley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nalley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nalley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Nalley Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Palestine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nalley Cemetery
    • Richmond Terrell Skipworth Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richmond Terrell Skipworth Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Richmond Terrell Skipworth Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Richmond Terrell Skipworth Family Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Palestine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond Terrell Skipworth Family Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2308575<5>

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Palestine had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Palestine, with the one closest to Palestine listed first.

  • Palestine [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
    • Palestine [Hinds County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Palestine
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palestine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Midway [Hinds County]
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    • Midway [Hinds County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Palestine
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Midway had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dry Grove [Hinds County]
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    • Dry Grove [Hinds County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Palestine
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dry Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Raymond [Hinds County]
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    • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Raymond had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oakley [Hinds County]
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    • Oakley [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Palestine
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oakley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Chapel Hill [Hinds County]
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    • Chapel Hill [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Palestine
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Learned [Hinds County]
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      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Palestine
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 119 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Learned had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Thompsonville [Hinds County]
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      • Thompsonville [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Palestine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thompsonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Terry [Hinds County]
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      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Palestine
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Terry had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<3>
    • Adams [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams
      • Adams [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Palestine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Adams had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McRaven [Hinds County]
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      • McRaven [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McRaven had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McRaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bear Creek [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek
      • Bear Creek [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Palestine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bolton [Hinds County]
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      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bolton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Van Winkle [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Winkle
      • Van Winkle [Hinds County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Van Winkle had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Winkle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clinton [Hinds County]
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      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 330 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clinton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Palestine. See our List of 1890's Communities around Palestine.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Palestine ...

While our initial data about Palestine came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Palestine in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Palestine.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Palestine:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Palestine. See our Misc Page for Palestine for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Hinds County

About Mississippi

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 Hinds County: www.co.hinds.ms.us/

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' 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: 32.1810, Longitude: -90.4170       In this case, the coordinates for Palestine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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>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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