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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:
    • 32.180984, -90.417039
    • 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 ...
    • Clay County
      • This Palestine is located in Clay County and lies 136 miles [218.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Palestine.
    • Pearl River County
      • This Palestine is located in Pearl River County and lies 120 miles [193.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 146 miles [235 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 312 miles [502.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 295 miles [474.8 km]<1> to the north of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 194 miles [312.2 km] to the north of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 496 miles [798.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 586 miles [943.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 668 miles [1,075 km] to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 926 miles [1,490.3 km]<1> to the north of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 628 miles [1,010.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 628 miles [1,010.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 1,952 miles [3,141.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 909 miles [1,462.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 234 miles [376.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 261 miles [420 km] to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 304 miles [489.2 km] to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 307 miles [494.1 km]<1> to the west of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 319 miles [513.4 km] to the west northwest of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 672 miles [1,081.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the northeast of the Palestine that is located in Hinds 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.

  • Chapel Hill [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Palestine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Dry Grove [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Grove
    • Dry Grove [Hinds County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Palestine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Grove
  • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<5>
  • Oak Creek [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Creek
    • Oak Creek [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Raintree Place [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree Place
      • Raintree Place [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree Place
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<5>
    • Seven Springs [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
      • Seven Springs [Hinds County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Springs
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<5>
    • Willowood [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowood
      • Willowood [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowood

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 ...
    • Johnny Fuller     (Gospel singer)
      • Gospel singer. He was born in Edwards (Mississippi) on Saturday April 20, 1929 and died in Oakland (California) on Monday May 20, 1985 at the age of 56. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Edwards is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Palestine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Fuller<6>
    • Willie Albert 'Al' Goodman     (Singer)
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (Mississippi) on Monday May 8, 1911 and died in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Tueday August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Hazlehurst is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Palestine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<6>
    • Mary Ann Mobley     (Miss America (1959), actress)
      • Miss America (1959), actress. She was born in Brandon (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 17, 1937 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Tueday December 9, 2014 at the age of 77.
      • Brandon is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Palestine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ann Mobley<6>
    • David Lee 'Deacon' Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Palestine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lee 'Deacon' Turner<6>
    • Deacon Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Palestine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Deacon Turner<6>
    • Ernestine Wade     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday August 7, 1906 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday April 15, 1983 at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (California).
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Palestine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernestine Wade<6>
    • Biff Warren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Friday December 9, 1955 and died in Madison (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1993 at the age of 37. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Palestine.
      • Madison is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Palestine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Biff Warren<6>
    • Eudora Welty     (Pultizer Prize winning author)
      • Pultizer Prize winning author. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday April 13, 1909 and died in Jackson (Mississippi) on Monday July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Palestine.
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Palestine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eudora Welty<6>
    • John McKay Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Saturday October 27, 1945 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 66. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Palestine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McKay Williams<6>

How Far From Palestine to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 ...
    • Jackson, which is the Seat of Hinds County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Palestine to Jackson, with an average speed<7> 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,765 miles [10,887.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,480 miles [12,037.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,355 miles [8,618 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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 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: 32.1810, Longitude: -90.4170       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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.772 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.535 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.01 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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