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Palmyra (T)

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Palmyra is a town in Wayne County, New York, USA. The Town of Palmyra is on the south border of the county. The population was 7,672 at the 2000 census.
Palmyra was part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. The Town of Palmyra, originally called Swifts Landing and District of Tolland, was created in 1789. During that year was the sole local encounter between natives and white settlers that resulted in deaths. The present name was adapted in 1796, reportedly to impress a new school teacher. There were almost one thousand people in the town in 1800. The prehistoric Adena Culture left mounds in the area.
The town is named after the ancient city Palmyra in Syria. In 2005 U.S. Census Estimate was 7,714. In the town the population was spread out with 26.0 percent under the age of 18, 7.4 percent from 18 to 24, 29.8 percent from 25 to 44, 23.9 percent from 45 to 64, and 12.9 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
Palmyra is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in New York worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of New York.

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