PALESTINE

Population 18,203

Altitude 510


General

In 1840's it was discovered that the seat of Anderson County, a village called Houston (not the major city of Harris County) was two miles off center. Taking literally the legislature's guidelines that county seats should be at center of counties, new town of Palestine was created as county seat; former community faded away. more than 1600 historic landmarks are found here with self-guided walking tour brochures available from Tourist Information Center.

CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT

DAVEY DOGWOOD PARK

EILENBERGER'S BUTTERNUT BAKING COMPANY

ENGELING WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

MUSEUM FOR EAST TEXAS

PALESTINE COMMUNITY FOREST

PILGRIM CHURCH

SCIENTIFIC BALLOON BASE

TEXAS STATE RAILROAD

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER


Attractions

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