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Happy Birthday To…. Us!


The BOROUGH of Palmyra is 100 years young on Monday, February 20, 2023!*

Palmyra was originally incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 19, 1894, from portions of Cinnaminson Township and Riverton. On February 20, 1923, Palmyra was reincorporated as a borough.[24]

…The community was laid out in 1850, when Joseph Souder’s land was broken up into building lots to pay his debts, with the street names matching those of Center City, Philadelphia—Market, Arch, Race, and Vine (from south to north), and Front Street and numbered streets from the Delaware River.[30] What is now Palmyra was part of Chester Township (now Maple Shade Township), which was created in 1694 and was one of the original 104 townships in New Jersey incorporated in 1798.[27] Palmyra became a part of Cinnaminson Township when that township was set off from Chester in 1860. Palmyra Township was set off from Cinnaminson in 1894, and Palmyra was incorporated as a borough in 1923.[24]

*Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey’s Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 98. Accessed June 27, 2012

 above from Palmyra, New Jersey Wikipedia page accessed on February 17, 2023
Palmyra, New Jersey – Wikipedia

Join Mayor Gina Tait and Borough Council for a special recognition of the birth of Palmyra as a Borough (still our current form of incorporation and government!) at the Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 6:30 PM. Special treats will be available!

We don’t know who is updating and maintaining the Palmyra Wikipedia page, but they’re doing a great job and we have TWO special treats for that special person or persons!