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History of Palmyra, New York, USA

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Palmyra, New York, USA

Palmyra, Wayne, NY

The town is named after the ancient city Palmyra in Syria.

The town contains a village also named Palmyra.

The Town of Palmyra, originally called "Swift's Landing" after its founder John Swift and "District of Tolland," was created in 1789.

The present name was adopted in 1796, reportedly to impress a new school teacher.

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  • 1820 - Palmyra is the birthplace of the Latter Day Saint movement.
    Founder Joseph Smith, whose family lived on a farm that straddled the line between Palmyra and Manchester, said he had been visited by God the Father ...Read MORE...


  • 1822 - The Erie Canal was completed up to Palmyra in 1822, although the canal was not completed to its western terminus until 1825.

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  • 1854 - Palmyra
    Palmyra, a handsome post-village in Palmyra township, Wayne county, New York, on the Erie canal, and on Mud creek, half a mile from the Rochester and ...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Train Accident
    PALMYRA, N. Y., July 5. - JOHN McGARRY, while attempting to get on the express train here, this morning, fell under the cars and was instantly...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Palmyra
    Palmyra, a handsome post-village in Palmyra town ship, Wayne co., N.Y., on the Erie Canal, on Mud Creek, and on the New York Central Railroad, 22...Read MORE...


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    Grange Home
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    Birth Place of Admiral Sampson
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  • Palmyra, New York, USA
    Garlock Packing Company (1913)
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    R. S. & E. Trolley Station (1916)
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    Powers Hotel
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Grange Home
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Birth Place of Admiral Sampson
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Palmyra, New York, USA
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Garlock Packing Company (1913)
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Palmyra, New York, USA
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R. S. & E. Trolley Station (1916)
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Palmyra, New York, USA
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Powers Hotel
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  • 1820 - Palmyra is the birthplace of the Latter Day Saint movement.
    Founder Joseph Smith, whose family lived on a farm that straddled the line between Palmyra and Manchester, said he had been visited by God the Father ... Read MORE...

  • 1822 - The Erie Canal was completed up to Palmyra in 1822, although the canal was not completed to its western terminus until 1825.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Palmyra
    Palmyra, a handsome post-village in Palmyra township, Wayne county, New York, on the Erie canal, and on Mud creek, half a mile from the Rochester and ... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Train Accident
    PALMYRA, N. Y., July 5. - JOHN McGARRY, while attempting to get on the express train here, this morning, fell under the cars and was instantly... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Palmyra
    Palmyra, a handsome post-village in Palmyra town ship, Wayne co., N.Y., on the Erie Canal, on Mud Creek, and on the New York Central Railroad, 22... Read MORE...

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