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South Australia
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Palmer Lutheran Church
Population 329 (2006 census)
Established 1860s
Postcode(s) 5237
LGA(s) Mid Murray Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker

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 (34°51′S 139°9′E / 34.85°S 139.15°E / -34.85; 139.15). 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.

Heritage listings

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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