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Palmyra, PA, a borough in Lebanon County, is located in the Lebanon Valley between Annville and Hershey, Pennsylvania. Palmyra is a fairly small town with an abundance of charm. Bennett Pre-Owned of Lebanon is a part of the Bennett Automotive Group that has served the central Pennsylvania area, including Palmyra, for over 70 years.

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History of Palmyra, Pennsylvania

The area now known as Palmyra was originally settled in the 1700s by two distinct groups, those of Scotch-Irish descent and the German Palatinates. Such nationalities are responsible for the culture that has developed in many small Pennsylvania towns. The Palmyra area was attractive to early settlers due to its ideal environment for hunting and fishing. Johannes Palm, who was a doctor and soldier in the Revolutionary War, is largely credited with the founding of Palmyra. Palm bought 100 acres of land in 1766 and 10 years later he established a settlement that he named Palmstown, later Palmyra.

The area continued to grow throughout the 1800s with the establishment of a Palmstown Post Office. With additional land purchases the town became known by two names, Palmstown and Palmyra. This continued for a few years, but eventually the popularity of the name Palmyra won out and became the settlement’s new official name. From there the settlement turned to transportation routes for further growth. The creation of several turnpikes was authorized in the early 1800s. Such routes include the Berks and Dauphin Turnpike which is now a part of US 422 and the Horseshoe Pike which was a compilation of the Downingtown, Ephrata, and Harrisburg pikes that eventually became a part of US 322. With the added traffic from the new turnpikes, Palmyra added hotels and other businesses to accommodate an influx of travelers.

In the period following the Civil War, which saw the citizens of Palmyra fighting for the Union Army, the small town introduced new businesses such as a grain warehouse and a lumber mill. The town also came out with its first newspaper and opened several shoe factories to further the town’s economy. The Landis Shoe Company Building was even added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Today, Palmyra continues to grow and thrive.

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Food and Entertainment in Palmyra

There is something especially inviting about the charming nature of small towns. Palmyra has a myriad of things to do and see, making its charm appealing to locals and visitors alike. You can enjoy some of the locally-grown produce at the Farmstead Farmers Market or browse some of the unique items at Black Swan Antiquities. If you are looking for some fun in the outdoors, head on over to the nearby Cocoa Kayaking and spend the day on the water with friends. For some family fun you can’t go wrong with the classics. Check out the newest movies at Palmyra Flagship Cinemas or rent a lane and play a few rounds at Palmyra Bowling. Need somewhere to entertain the kids? Drop by the Challenge Arcade. If you are looking for a more unique experience, grab some friends and check out The Drunken Smithy. There you can attend various workshops on metal working or purchase some of the beautiful items crafted by these resident blacksmiths. There is a wonderful selection of activities in this town for both friends and family.

The local eateries are also something to look forward to when visiting or moving to the Palmyra area. Many of the local favorites are located right on Main Street. Such establishments include Babe’s Grill House, Lisa’s Cafe, Taste of Sicily, and Sinkhole Saloon & Grill. There is also Lazzaro’s Italian Bistro and Roma Pizza, both located on Railroad Street. You may also want to check out the restaurants around the Palmyra Shopping Center. You can get some shopping done and stop in for some coffee or lunch at places like 3J’s Coffee and Kylin Asian Fusion.

 
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Fun Facts About Palmyra

  • The name Palmyra, popularized in the early 1800s, was given to the area by landowner John Kean. “Palmyra” is believed to have come from the Roman outpost in Syria that shares the name.
  • Palmyra’s economy is consistently thriving due to a combination of its proximity to cities like Harrisburg and Hershey and its role as a base of operations for various companies such as ASK Foods, Dechert Dynamics, and Palmyra Bologna.
  • Despite this town having a fairly small population, it is that small town charm that made it the ideal location for various scenes in the 2000 film, Lucky Numbers, starring John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow.
  • In 2010, Palmyra celebrated the 250th anniversary of its founding. There was even a commemorative logo created for the event.

 

Our Dealership

Bennett Pre-Owned of Lebanon is a part of the well-known Bennett Automotive Group, which has been serving the greater Lehigh Valley, Wyoming Valley, and surrounding communities since 1951. We built our tradition on honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness at our dealerships, so you can be sure that you’re getting the best deal and dealership experience possible. Looking for a pre-owned vehicle at a reasonable price near Palmyra? We have a wide array of cars, trucks, and SUVs at our dealership, where you can get the best deals. Get a quick quote on a vehicle you’re interested in today! Visit or give us a call to get started or schedule a test drive!

The finance department at Bennett Pre-Owned of Lebanon always ensures the sales process is as simple and pain-free as possible. Our financial services include competitive rates direct from the manufacturer and local Pennsylvania banks, quick approvals, extended warranty programs, value-added services to protect your investment, and many more specials to meet your needs. We even have a secure online credit application and trade appraisal form so you can be as prepared as possible before visiting our store. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions regarding auto financing, or simply need some guidance on the next step.