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Welcome to Palmer

Here you can find everything you may need to live or visit Palmer, IA, located in Pocahontas County. Palmer was originally named “Hanson” in honor of Neil Hanson who owned the 25 acres used as a town site. Due to the confusion with the similar sounding town of Manson, the post office recommend a change. Neil Hanson and William Bell, the first settlers, homesteaded Section 10 of Bellville Township in March 1869. The township was named in honor of William Bell.

Palmer HTP build with bags benches

Explore what is happening around the community.

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New Cooperative Palmer

Stay updated with the Hometown Pride Committee.

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Get to know recreational areas throughout the town and county.

See County Parks
Silver Palmer water tower

Are you new to our city?

Welcome to Palmer – we’re so happy you’re here!

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I love living here because…

Small town living is the best! Neighbors are always willing to help neighbors. Everybody waves and says hello. Small town Iowa nice.