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 / 34.850°S 139.150°E). 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.
- ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Palmer (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
- ^ Place Names of South Australia, State Library of South Australia. Accessed 9 July 2006.
- ^ White Pages Online. Accessed 18 June 2006.
- ^ Lutheran Church of Australia. Accessed 7 April 2007.