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Welcome to Palmyra ...

The city of Palmyra is located in Marion County<1> and is the County Seat for Marion County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Palmyra has a population of 3,599 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Palmyra.

Palmyra is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Palmyra lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Palmyra is located in the (573) area code.

The ZIP code for Palmyra: 63461<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Palmyra had an population of 3,599 people. This is an increase of 0.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Palmyra had a population of 3,595 people (which is 12.49% of the total population of Marion County). This makes Palmyra the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Palmyra represents 0.06% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 164th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,595 people, the population of Palmyra increased 3.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,467 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Palmyra.

Adding Palmyra to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Palmyra in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Palmyra elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Palmyra on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Palmyra on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Palmyra ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Palmyra - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Palmyra.

Communities near Palmyra ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Palmyra.

  • Quincy [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
    • Quincy [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Palmyra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,949 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quincy<6>
  • Hannibal [Marion County]
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    • Hannibal [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Palmyra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,346 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannibal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hannibal<6>
  • Monroe City [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe City
    • Monroe City [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Palmyra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,438 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe City<6>
  • Payson [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Payson
    • Payson [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Palmyra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 990 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Payson<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New London [Ralls County]
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      • New London [Ralls County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Palmyra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 987 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<6>
    • La Grange [Lewis County]
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      • La Grange [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Palmyra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 892 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grange have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<6>
    • Center [Ralls County]
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      • Center [Ralls County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Palmyra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 506 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center<6>
    • Hull [Pike County]
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      • Hull [Pike County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Palmyra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hull<6>
    • Ewing [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ewing
      • Ewing [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Palmyra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ewing have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ewing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ewing<6>
    • Plainville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Palmyra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainville<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Palmyra. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Palmyra.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Palmyra. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Palmyra.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palmyra. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Palmyra.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palmyra ...

Looking for more information about Palmyra? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Palmyra, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Palmyra.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Missouri

About Marion County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Palmyra. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Marion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Palmyra.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palmyra - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Palmyra). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Palmyra or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palmyra) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Palmyra. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palmyra

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmyra. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7958, Longitude: -91.5231    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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