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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Palestine.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Palestine to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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<1> beginning in Palestine to:

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Palestine to Lewisburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 210 miles [338 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,099 miles [9,815.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,808 miles [10,956.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,684 miles [7,538.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Palestine ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Palestine.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Palestine. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 33 communities in the United States and Canada - with 33 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Palestine, Cleburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the Southwest

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Palestine, Lauderdale County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the West Southwest

Arkansas

Randolph County

Our profile page for Palestine, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the West

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Palestine, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Palestine, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Crawford County

Our profile page for Palestine, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Palestine, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the West Northwest

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Palestine, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Palestine, Van Buren County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Sumner County

Our profile page for Palestine, Sumner County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Sumner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Palestine, Washington Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Menominee County

Our profile page for Palestine, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Clay County

Our profile page for Palestine, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West Southwest

Hinds County

Our profile page for Palestine, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the West Southwest

Pearl River County

Our profile page for Palestine, Pearl River County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Southwest

Yalobusha County

Our profile page for Palestine, Yalobusha County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Platte County

Our profile page for Palestine, Platte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Platte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Stanly County

Our profile page for Palestine, Stanly County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the South

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Palestine, Adams County
This community is historic.
Although located in Adams County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Darke County

Our profile page for Palestine, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the Northwest

Pickaway County

Our profile page for Palestine, Pickaway County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pickaway County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Palestine
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Benton County

Our profile page for Palestine, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,234 miles [3,595.3 km] to the West Northwest

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Palestine, Multnomah County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Multnomah County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Palestine, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Chester County

Our profile page for Palestine, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the West Southwest

Henderson County

Our profile page for Palestine, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the West Southwest

Henry County

Our profile page for Palestine, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the West

Lewis County

Our profile page for Palestine, Lewis County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the West Southwest

Robertson County

Our profile page for Palestine, Robertson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Robertson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Palestine, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the West Southwest

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Palestine, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the West Southwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Palestine, Polk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Blue Sulphur Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Palestine   [Map]
Creamery   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Egypt (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Half Way   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Hickory Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Hokes Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Rockland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Sinks Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Snowflake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Wolfcreek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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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 West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Palestine. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7323, Longitude: -80.6292     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palestine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.07 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.747 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.637 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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.

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