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Palestine, Tennessee
(Lewis County)

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The location of Palestine

Welcome to Palestine ...

So far, we have found very little information about Palestine. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Palestine to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Palestine, please Contact Us.

Palestine would have been located within present day Lewis County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Palestine is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Palestine was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Palestine still existed, it would have been in the (931) area code.

Communities Also Named Palestine ...

While we believe that this Palestine is located in Lewis County, we know of another 4 Tennessee communities named Palestine. Those communities are located in the following counties: Chester, Henderson, Henry and Robertson County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 34 communities that are also named Palestine - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi (4), Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Texas (3) and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Palestine.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Palestine. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Palestine. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palestine.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Palestine:

Communities near Palestine ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Greenfield Bend   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Palestine

Located in Maury County

Sawdust   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Palestine

Located in Maury County

Jonesboro   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Palestine

Located in Maury County

Mount Pleasant   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Palestine

Located in Maury County

Ashland Ford   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Palestine

Located in Wayne County

Hohenwald   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Palestine

Centerville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Palestine

Located in Hickman County

Graytown   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Palestine

Located in Hickman County

Chartersville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Palestine

Located in Maury County

Voorhies   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Palestine

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Palestine.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Lewis County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palestine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palestine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palestine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5976, Longitude: -87.4550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palestine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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