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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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<1> beginning in Palestine to:

  • Elizabeth [Map], which is the Seat of Wirt County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Palestine to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,073 miles [9,773.5 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 6,790 miles [10,927.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,665 miles [7,507.6 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 416 miles [669.5 km] to the Southwest

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Palestine, Lauderdale County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Randolph County

Our profile page for Palestine, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the West Southwest

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Palestine, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Palestine, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Crawford County

Our profile page for Palestine, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the West

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Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Palestine, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the West

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Palestine, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 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 562 miles [904.5 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 539 miles [867.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Clay County

Our profile page for Palestine, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the Southwest

Hinds County

Our profile page for Palestine, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Southwest

Pearl River County

Our profile page for Palestine, Pearl River County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Southwest

Yalobusha County

Our profile page for Palestine, Yalobusha County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 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 259 miles [416.8 km] to the South Southeast

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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 191 miles [307.4 km] to the West 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 2,158 miles [3,473 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 217 miles [349.2 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Chester County

Our profile page for Palestine, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the West Southwest

Henderson County

Our profile page for Palestine, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West Southwest

Henry County

Our profile page for Palestine, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the West Southwest

Lewis County

Our profile page for Palestine, Lewis County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 407 miles [655 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 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the West Southwest

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Palestine, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 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.

Burning Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Palestine   [Map]
Cherry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elizabeth   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Enterprise   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ivan   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kingbury (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Peewee   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rover   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Standingstone (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Two Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Windy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Zackville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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.

August 'Gus' Wagner
  Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Palestine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<9>

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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 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: 39.0301, Longitude: -81.4068     [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 310.508 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.439 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.543 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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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<9>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.

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