Welcome To Palestine, Texas
This small Texas town with a famous name, holds it’s own with lots to do and see on your visit. Founded in the 1846s, it is where the center of Anderson county. The town was named after a Baptist leader who resided there but had come from Palestine, Illinois.
It is also home to the springtime Dogwood Trails Festival usually lasting for three weekends, and was western terminus of the Texas State Railroad. Today, you can visit the Railroad and take rides.
Read more about the city’s history…
Quick Palestine, Texas Facts
- Established – 1846
- County – Anderson
- Population – 17,420 (2021)
- ZIP Codes – 75800-75899
- Nearest larger city – Dallas, Texas (110 miles/177.02 kilometers)
International Country With The Same Name As Palestine, Texas
Palestine, Texas shares its name with Palestine in the Middle East.
You can find more information about Palestine from the Tourism Board at http://visitpalestine.ps/.
Where Is Palestine, Texas
Palestine, is at the intersection of U.S. highways 79 and 287, at the center of Anderson county. It’s northeast of Austin and Waco and south of Tyler and southeast of Dallas and Fort Worth.
Nearest Airports To Palestine, Texas
- Pounds Regional Airport, Tyler Texas (TYR) – 41 miles/65.98 kilometers
- Easterwood Field (College Station) (CLL) – 92 miles/148.06 kilometers
- Waco Regional Airport (ACT) – 96 miles/152.89 kilometers
- Dallas-Love Field Airport (DAL) – 104 miles/167.37 kilometers
- Dallas-Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport (DFW) – 114 miles/183.47 kilometers
Places To Stay In Palestine, Texas
There are plenty accommodations in the city. Some are large brands and others are local places. You can see a list at https://www.visitpalestine.com/businesses/places-to-stay and/or do a search below.
Places To Eat
There are plenty of places to eat in Palestine; there really is no shortage. You can get a complete list at https://www.visitpalestine.com/businesses/dining–shopping.
The most famous place here is the Bakery. But if you watch the video in the Things To DO section below, you will find some additional places where you can even get some homemade pies.
Things To Do In Palestine, Texas
The Tourism Board has a list of things to do at https://www.visitpalestine.com. The building is actually the old train station.
Here are some itineraries they’ve setup for you at https://www.visitpalestine.com/p/about/itinerary-ideas. And here’s a video done just for you by the Tourism Board.
Be sure and see the Texas State Railroad. I did take a trip there, but it was closed that day.
Tourism Bureau/Chamber of Commerce Information
You can find out more about what’s going on in Palestine, Texas by visiting the Palestine Tourist Board’s website.