Map of Palmyra village, New York

Palmyra (/ˌpælˈmaɪrə/) is a village in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 3,536 at the 2010 census. The village, along with the town, is named after Palmyra in present-day Syria.

The village is in the Town of Palmyra. The village is east of Rochester.

Palmyra village overview:
Name:Palmyra village
LSAD Code:47
LSAD Description:village (suffix)
State:New York
County:Wayne County
Incorporated:March 29, 1827 (1827-03-29)
Elevation:480 ft (148 m)
Total Area:1.35 sq mi (3.49 km²)
Land Area:1.35 sq mi (3.49 km²)
Water Area:0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
Total Population:3,305
Population Density:2,453.60/sq mi (947.42/km²)
Area code:315 and 680
FIPS code:3656187
GNISfeature ID:0970448

Online Interactive Map

Palmyra online map. Source: Basemap layers from Google Map, Open Street Map (OSM), Arcgisonline, Wmflabs. Boundary Data from Database of Global Administrative Areas.

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Palmyra location on the U.S. Map.
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Location of Palmyra in New York.


The village was originally called “Swift’s Landing” after founder John Swift in 1790, and was incorporated as Palmyra in 1827. By 1900, the village had become a railroad and industrial center. Palmyra was a large part of the underground railroad during times of slavery; it is reported to have helped over 2,000 fugitive slaves escape into Canada.

Palmyra claims to be the only city or village in the U.S. to have four churches at a four corner intersection facing each other. It is one of ten places in the world that has four churches on the four corners of two intersecting highways. The “four corners” churches are at the intersection of New York State Route 21 and New York State Route 31.

The Palmyra Village Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. It includes the previously listed Market Street Historic District, East Main Street Commercial Historic District, and Zion Episcopal Church.

Palmyra is part of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Erie Canal Lock 29 is behind Palmyra-Macedon Aqueduct Park, just off N.Y. Route 31. It was built around 1914, and has a lift of 16 feet (4.88 m) to the west. Nearby are the remains of the Palmyra Aqueduct (built 1857), also known as Mud Creek Aqueduct. Before the Erie Canal was re-routed, it crossed the top of aqueduct over Ganargua Creek. The former Erie Canal Change Bridge #35 (also called Aldrich Bridge), is at Palmyra-Macedon Aqueduct Park. A change bridge allowed towpaths to switch from one side of the canal to the other. It was first constructed in 1858. The bridge was sold to a local farm in 1915, but later salvaged after flooding in 1996 and reconstructed eight years later at the park.

Place in early Latter-Day Saint History

In 1830 the village was the site of the first publication of the Book of Mormon at the printing press of local publisher E. B. Grandin. Many other events in the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement took place in the village and town. The Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site has been maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1978 as a tourist destination and was restored and rededicated in 1998.

2013 Downtown Fire

On May 3, 2013, a fire started by alleged arson destroyed three historic Main Street buildings dating to the village’s Erie Canal era, and water from the firefighting response damaged a fourth. The buildings were condemned on May 7 and were demolished that summer. The buildings had survived proposed demolition during the urban renewal era of the 1960s. Business owner Mark Crane rebuilt his “Mark’s Pizzeria” over several of the building sites, leaving one open for an outdoor seating area.

Palmyra Road Map

Road map of Palmyra
Road map of Palmyra

Palmyra city Satellite Map

Satellite map of Palmyra
Satellite map of Palmyra


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has an area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km), all land.

It is at 43°03′47″N 77°13′59″W / 43.063°N 77.233°W / 43.063; -77.233. It is part of metropolitan Rochester, New York.

Palmyra village is at the junction of New York State Route 31 and New York State Route 21, which are partly conjoined in the village. Palmyra is along the Erie Canal and is south of Lake Ontario.

See also

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