Facts About Palmyra

Palmyra is a borough in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Palmyra is located at 40°18?29?N 76°35?38?W? / ?40.307960°N 76.593782°W? / 40.307960; -76.593782 (40.307960, -76.593782).

Palmyra is located in the Lebanon Valley between Annville and Hershey. Situated on the western edge of Lebanon County, the borough is 10 mi (16 km) west of Lebanon, and 17 mi (27 km) east of Harrisburg.  The village of Campbelltown is only 2 mi (3 km) south of Palmyra.

250th Anniversary

Palmyra celebrated its 250th Anniversary in 2010. The logo design, which is modeled on the Pennsylvania state seal and features the official orange and black colors of the Palmyra School District.

Palmyra in Popular Culture

The 2000 film Lucky Numbers, starring John Travolta had multiple scenes shot throughout Palmyra. The main street of town was closed to traffic so that scenes could be shot. Dozens of onlookers watched Lisa Kudrow and Travolta cruise through the square in a red convertible.


Due to its position between Harrisburg and Lebanon, and the popularity of neighboring Hershey, Palmyra is economically prosperous. Palmyra is the headquarters for several companies, including ASK Foods, Inc., Dechert Dynamics Corp.,Klick-Lewis, Inc., and the Palmyra Bologna Co., Inc., which produces Seltzer's Lebanon Bologna



Palmyra consists of six schools; Four elementary (Lingle Avenue, Forge Road, Pine Street, and Northside) and two secondary (High School and Middle School). The district opened its fourth elementary school "Lingle Avenue Elementary" in the 2011-12 school year.  The school is located south of Palmyra on Lingle Avenue in the 2011-12 school year. It will houses a kindergarten center as well as grades 1-5.

Since its formation the district has served the Borough of Palmyra, and both North and South Londonderry Townships, including the villages of Campbelltown, Lawn and Mt. Gretna. The Palmyra Area School District currently operates three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. All school buildings are located within the Borough of Palmyra, with the exception of the high school, which is just outside the borough limits in North Londonderry Township.


Map of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania highlighting Palmyra
Coordinates: ? / 40.30806; -76.5938940°18?29?N 76°35?38?W? / ?40.30806°N 76.59389°W? / 40.30806; -76.59389
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lebanon
Settled 1717
Incorporated (borough) 1913
- Total 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
Elevation 456 ft (139 m)
Population (2000)
- Total 7,096
- Density 3,814.3/sq mi (1,473.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717