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Welcome to Palestine ...

The city of Palestine is located in Anderson County<1> and is the County Seat for Anderson County.

The pronunciation of Palestine: PAL-ess-steen<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Palestine has a population of 17,713 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Palestine.

Palestine is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Palestine lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Palestine: (903) & (430)<5>

The ZIP codes for Palestine: 75801-75802, 75882<6>

Websites for Palestine ...

Official Website: www.palestine-online.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Palestine had an population of 17,713 people. This is a decrease of 5.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Palestine had a population of 18,712 people (or 32.01% of the total population of Anderson County). This makes Palestine the county's most populous community.

The population of Palestine represents 0.07% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 128th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,712 people, the population of Palestine increased 6.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,598 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Palestine.

Adding Palestine to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Palestine in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Palestine was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Palestine on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Palestine on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Palestine ...

While we believe that this Palestine is located in Anderson County, we know of another 2 Texas communities named Palestine. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hopkins and Polk County.

Beyond Texas, 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, Tennessee (5) and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Palestine ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Palestine.

  • Elkhart [Anderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhart
    • Elkhart [Anderson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Palestine
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,277 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhart
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhart<8>
  • Oakwood [Leon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakwood
    • Oakwood [Leon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Palestine
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakwood have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakwood<8>
  • Deanwright [Anderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanwright
    • Deanwright [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the east of Palestine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanwright have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanwright
  • Wells Creek [Anderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells Creek
    • Wells Creek [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northeast of Palestine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells Creek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Crystal Lake [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
      • Crystal Lake [Anderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
    • Kossuth [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kossuth
      • Kossuth [Anderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kossuth have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kossuth
    • Lakeview Assembly [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Assembly
      • Lakeview Assembly [Anderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Assembly have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Assembly
    • Mound Prairie [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Prairie
      • Mound Prairie [Anderson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Prairie
    • Harmony [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Anderson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Montalba [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montalba
      • Montalba [Anderson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Palestine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montalba have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montalba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montalba<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Palestine. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Palestine.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Palestine.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palestine. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Palestine.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palestine ...

Looking for more information about Palestine? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Palestine, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Palestine.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Anderson County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Palestine: www.palestine-online.org/

The official website for Anderson County: www.co.anderson.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Anderson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Palestine. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Palestine.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palestine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Palestine). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Palestine or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Palestine includes: 75801 & 75802.
<7>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.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Palestine. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PalestineOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palestine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7617, Longitude: -95.6325    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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