Palestine, Indiana

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Palestine
Unincorporated community
Palestine is located in Indiana
Palestine
Palestine
Coordinates: 41°10′42″N 85°56′59″W / 41.17833°N 85.94972°W / 41.17833; -85.94972Coordinates: 41°10′42″N 85°56′59″W / 41.17833°N 85.94972°W / 41.17833; -85.94972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Kosciusko
Township Harrison
Elevation[1] 833 ft (254 m)
ZIP code 46539
FIPS code 18-57672[2]
GNIS feature ID 440837

Palestine is an unincorporated community in Harrison Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Palestine was laid out in 1837.[3] It was named for the ancient area of Palestine.[4]

Geography[edit]

Palestine is located at 41°10′42″N 85°56′59″W / 41.17833°N 85.94972°W / 41.17833; -85.94972 along State Road 25 six miles southwest of the city of Warsaw. It occupies the western shore of Palestine Lake. Trimble Creek joins the lake at the northern edge of town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. 1887. p. 733. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 256. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The name is for the biblical region.