Introduction to Palmyra, New Jersey

Palmyra, New Jersey is 5 miles N of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center) and 8 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Palmyra History

The community of Palmyra was settled by the Swedes in the late seventeenth century and marked New Sweden's northernmost border. The third generation settlers built a farmhouse in 1761, which is the oldest house in Palmyra. With the construction of the Camden and Amboy Railroad in 1834, the area began to develop as the railroad workers built their houses there. The town was named by a stockholder of the Camden and Amboy Railroad, Isaiah Toy. He convinced the officials to name the community "Palmyra" after the ancient city in central Syria. Palmyra was officially incorporated as a borough in 1923.

Palmyra and Nearby Attractions

  • Alice Paul Birthplace
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Esther M. Klein Art Gallery
  • Tyler State Park

Things To Do In Palmyra

There are numerous historic sites nearby including the Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation, the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, the Walt Whitman House, Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site and Kuser Farm Mansion, all of which have antiquities on display. Parks like Independence National Historical Park, Fort Washington State Park, Tyler State Park and Evansburg State Park offer provisions for recreational activities. The New Jersey State Aquarium, Camden Children's Garden, the Philadelphia Zoo and Adventure Aquarium have a number of species of flora and fauna on public display.

Palmyra Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is located nearby.

Palmyra Higher Education

Nearby universities include Temple University, Philadelphia University and La Salle University.

Palmyra Almanac

County Burlington County
Standard Zip Codes8065
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40
Approximate Longitude-75.03

Palmyra Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Palmyra Public Schools

Charles Street School
100 W Charles Street
ZIP: 8065
(856) 829-3601
Total Enrollment 516
Delaware Avenue School
301 Delaware Avenue
ZIP: 8065
(856) 786-9300
Palmyra High School
5th & Weart Boulevard
ZIP: 8065
(856) 786-9400
Total Enrollment 421
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Spring Garden School in Palmyra 1925

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Spring Garden School in Palmyra 1925

Palmyra Police Headquarters

J. Morgan House

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