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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:
    • 34.183443, -89.593695
    • 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 50 miles [80.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Palestine.
    • Hinds County
      • This Palestine is located in Hinds County and lies 146 miles [235 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 252 miles [405.6 km]<1> to the south of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pearl River County community of Palestine.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cleburne County
      • This Palestine is located in Cleburne County and lies 237 miles [381.4 km]<1> to the east of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 174 miles [280 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 92 miles [148.1 km] to the northwest of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 350 miles [563.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 443 miles [712.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 522 miles [840.1 km] to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 782 miles [1,258.5 km]<1> to the north of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 541 miles [870.7 km]<1> to the east of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 484 miles [778.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 1,914 miles [3,080.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 779 miles [1,253.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 117 miles [188.3 km] to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 158 miles [254.3 km] to the north northeast of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 388 miles [624.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 365 miles [587.4 km] to the west of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 557 miles [896.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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 563 miles [906.1 km] to the northeast of the Palestine that is located in Yalobusha 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.

  • Alesville [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alesville
    • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alesville
  • Camp Ground [Yalobusha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Ground
    • Camp Ground [Yalobusha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Palestine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Ground
  • Cornish [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornish
    • Cornish [Lafayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornish have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornish
  • Long Branch [Yalobusha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
    • Long Branch [Yalobusha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Palestine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Molly Barr Cove [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Molly Barr Cove
      • Molly Barr Cove [Lafayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Molly Barr Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Molly Barr Cove
    • Paris [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Lafayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Rolling Woods [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Woods
      • Rolling Woods [Lafayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Woods
    • Rollings Woods [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollings Woods
      • Rollings Woods [Lafayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollings Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollings Woods
    • Splinter [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Splinter
      • Splinter [Lafayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Splinter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Splinter
    • Union Hall [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Lafayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
    • University [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University
      • University [Lafayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for University<5>
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Palestine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<5>
    • Woodlawn [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Lafayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

How Far From Palestine to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 ...
    • Water Valley, which is the Seat of Yalobusha County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Palestine to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 768 miles [1,236 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,633 miles [10,674.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,352 miles [11,831.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,228 miles [8,413.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.1834, Longitude: -89.5937       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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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>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 315.433 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.412 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.313 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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