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PALMER, TEXAS

Ellis County, North Central Texas
Interstate 45 and Highway 75
04 miles N of Ennis
10 Miles E of Waxahachie
23 Miles N of Corsicana
SE of Dallas

Population: 1, 774 (2000)

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Palmer TX - First Baptist Church
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Palmer History in a Pecan Shell

Palmer was named after Dr. D.S. Palmer, an important shareholder in the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. The railroad arrived in 1872 and a post office branch opened two years later.

The population in 1885 was 250 people. That year Palmer had two gins and two gristmills as well as a hotel and the other essential businesses for a thriving town.

Palmer incorporated in 1890 and by 1896 the weekly Palmer Times was being published. The Palmer Press Brick Company built a manufacturing plant in 1902 and bricks impressed with the name still surface from time to time - or are found in the brick sidewalks of collectors. Just prior to the First World War, there were 750 residents and the Times was replaced by the Rustler.
Palmer TX business, festival banner, and Water Tower
Palmer TX Water Tower  from railroad tracks
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