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The unincorporated community of Palmyra, Michigan is in southeast Palmyra Township, Lenawee County. It is in the southern Lower Peninsula, near the Ohio border.

While unincorporated communities in Michigan do not have specified boundaries, the locality is north of US Highway 223 and Driggs Road, south of Rouget Road, west of the railroad tracks, and east of the River Raisin.

Cities and villages within twenty miles of Palmyra include Blissfield, Adrian, Deerfield, Tecumseh, Britton, Petersburg, Clinton, Clayton, Onsted, and Dundee, while the unincorporated communities of Riga and Fairfield are within ten miles. Also within twenty miles are Richfield Center, Fulton, and Royalton, Ohio.

European-American settlement of the area began in the 1820s, and Timothy B. Goff is acknowledged as the community's founder in 1827. It was named for Goff's New York hometown. A post office was established in Palmyra on March 27, 1833, with Alexander R. Tiffany as postmaster.

Beginning construction in 1837, the Palmyra Jacksonburgh Railroad was the first railway system in Michigan. Due to financial problems, it was sold to the state to be operated by the Southern Railroad, which later became the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad. Due to increased access to automobiles and road transportation systems, the railroad began a decline in the 1930s, and was abandoned in 1981.

Currently, the remaining tracks are maintained by the Southern Michigan Railroad Society, headquartered in Clinton, which has preserved 13.5 miles of track and a variety of railroad equipment, including the only GMDH-3 locomotive ever built, operating its trains on a seasonal schedule.

The focus of this portion of our guide is on the small locality known as Palmyra, Michigan. Online resources for governmental bodies, businesses, industries, schools, places of worship, organizations, events, entertainment venues, and recreational opportunities in Palmyra are appropriate for this category.



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