Introduction to Palmer, Massachusetts
Palmer, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 14 miles E of Springfield, Massachusetts and 66 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Springfield metropolitan area. Palmer has a population of 12,497.
John King from England was the first settler in Palmer. He built a house on the banks of the Chicopee river in 1716. In 1727, a large number of Scottish-Irish Presbyterians settled in this area. It was incorporated with Massachusetts in 1775. The area developed as a commercial center renowned for producing textiles.
Palmer and nearby Attractions
- Norcross Wildlife Foundation
- Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
- Monson Historical Society Inc
- Palmer Memorial Hall
- Oak Haven Family Campground
Things To Do In Palmer
Palmer has many places of interests within its boundaries, as well as in the neighboring areas. There are golf courses, parks and camping grounds. One can also visit places of historical interest like the Palmer Memorial Hall. There are number of museums in and around the area as well.
The nearest major airport is Bradley International.
Palmer Higher Education
Higher education can be availed from the Western New England College.