Palmer, South Australia facts for kids
Palmer Lutheran Church
|Population||329 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||Mid Murray Council|
Palmer is a town just east of the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia along the Adelaide-Mannum Road, 70 kilometres east-north-east of the state capital, Adelaide and 15 km west-north-west of Mannum ( ). It is located in the Mid Murray Council local government area. At the 2006 census, Palmer had a population of 329.
The town was named after Colonel George Palmer, a South Australian Colonisation Commissioner. It was settled in the 1860s as a mining and agricultural settlement.
At the ABS 2001 census, Palmer had a population of 305 people living in 124 dwellings.
Palmer has a primary school, a general store, hotel and a Lutheran Church. There are some nearby rock formations.
Palmer has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Adelaide-Mannum Road: Granite Boulders Area Geological Site
- Mannum Road: Palmer Police Station and Cells
- off Mine Road: Kitticoola Mine
- Palmer Road: Homestead Complex
- off Western Boundary Road: Reedy Creek Railway Bridge
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