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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Palmer is approximately 1,774 (2000), 2000 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 583 (1990), 628 (2010).
The amount of land area in Palmer is 6.995 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Palmer is 2.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Palmer to Washington DC is 1230 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 159 miles. (as the crow flies)
Palmer is positioned 32.42 degrees north of the equator and 96.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.


about 28 miles south of Dallas in northeastern Ellis County. It is on I-45 and US 75
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History & History Related Items

The area was settled in 1872. It was named for a Houston doctor and stockholder in the railroad company, D. S. Palmer. It was incorporated in 1890. The area has remained fairly stable in population over the years. Most of the area residents have lived here for a long time.

Here is a history page for Palmer.
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Palmer is mainly a farming and ranching community. It has a City Hall, Police Department and Fire Department. It also has four stores, two restaurants, several businesses, including a doctors office and a golf course.
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Palmer City Government

City of Palmer
113 W. Jefferson
P.O. Box 489
Phone: 972-845-3288
Fax: 972-845-2133

Palmer Police Dept.
113 W. Jefferson
Phone: 972-845-3141
Emergency 911

Palmer Fire Dept.
113 W. Jefferson
Phone: 972-845-3288
Emergency 911

Palmer Schools



The population of Palmer was:
1988 - 1,505
1990 - 1,659
1995 - 1,650
2000 - 1,774

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