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 History

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.

Palmer Transportation

The nearest major airport is Bradley International.

Palmer Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from the Western New England College.

Palmer Almanac

County Hampden County
Standard Zip Codes01069
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.16
Approximate Longitude-72.32

Palmer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp11 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Palmer Public Libraries

Palmer Public Library
Palmer, Massachusetts
(413) 283-3330

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Palmer Hospitals

Wing Memorial Hospital And Medical Centers
40 Wright Street

Palmer Public Schools

Converse Middle
24 Converse Street
ZIP: 1069
(413) 283-8109
Total Enrollment 358
Old Mill Pond
4107 Main Street
ZIP: 1069
(413) 283-4300
Total Enrollment 584
Palmer High
4105 Main Street
ZIP: 1069
(413) 283-6511
Total Enrollment 488
Pathfinder Vocational Technical
240 Sykes Street
ZIP: 1069
(413) 283-9701
Total Enrollment 621

Palmer Private Schools

Faith Baptist Christian Academy
251 Shearer St
ZIP: 1069
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
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