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Palmer Township


Palmer Township administrative offices are located at 3 Weller Place, Palmer, PA 18043; phone: 610-253-7191.

The Township of Palmer was originally a part of Forks Township until May 5, 1857, when it was declared by the court a separate and independent township, and was named in honor of George Palmer, who was surveyor of the State for many years. The township is situated in the southeastern part of Northampton County, is about eight and three-quarters miles long in a northerly and southerly direction, in width east and west is about two miles, and embraces all that part of Forks township which is laid on the right and lowest bank of Bushkill creek. A portion of the township contiguous to Easton was annexed to that city. [1]

  1. William J. Heller et. al, History of Northampton County Pennsylvania and The Grand Valley of the Lehigh, The American Historical Society, New York, 1920.
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