Palmyra Historical Society
Experiencing Palmyra Township is like taking a step back in time. Steeped in history and cultural significance, it’s hard to overstate the importance of this beautiful township. There’s always something going on in our small town, from community events to school sport games, so take the time to visit and discover the hidden treasures of this small town gem.
Contact our Palmyra Historical Society to learn more about our history!
Palmyra Township's Story
New Englanders settled the Palmyra area in 1799 and Palmyra Township was established in 1810. The Palmyra Township is most likely named after Palmyra, New York since the the town was once a stop on the New York Central Railroad until the early 1970's. Diamond located in Palmyra Township was originially a coal mining community.
Palmyra Township now covers an area of 26 square miles and is home to 2,780 residents and the Southeast Local School District.