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PALESTINE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Lamar County, Central Texas North

Suggested slogan: "The other Palestine, Texas"

FM 2648
About 17 Miles NE of Paris, Texas
Population: Between 0 and Unknown

Palestine, Texas Area Hotels > Paris Hotels
 Palistine Tx Road Sign
Palestine sign on FM 2648
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2011
History on a Pinhead

This Palestine, Texas was settled sometime before 1900 and bears little resemblance to the larger Palestine in Anderson County. The community (what there was of it) suffered from the postwar search for better paying jobs and over the years even the most die-hard residents fled, leaving the cemetery and little else.

Photographer's Note:
"Handbook Online says the Lamar County Palestine was on FM 906. My old map shows it was on FM2648 which TxDot confirms with this road sign to that effect.

I could find no remains of the old church which my map shows was near CR44190, where a house now resides.

The old, familiar, sad Martin 404 airliner still sits at the former Flying Tiger Airport beside US82 along with several other small planes in various stages of decay." - Barclay Gibson, August 12, 2012
Old Air Liner near Paris Tx
Old airliner near Paris, TX
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2011

Palestine, Texas (Lamar County) Area Towns:
See Lamar County | Central Texas North / East Texas
Paris, Texas
Book Hotels:
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Palestine Texas , Anderson County
1939 Photo courtesy TXDoT
See Palestine (Anderson County)

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