Village of Palmyra

Jefferson County, Wisconsin

New Website!: We are pleased to announce the launch of the new website for the Village of Palmyra! Our goal is to provide our residents and visitors with an easy way to access information. The user-friendly content is well organized so you can easily navigate the site to find the information you’re looking for. The website will always be up to date with current and valuable information. Please be patient with us while we are still in the process of making some improvements!

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Welcome to the Village of Palmyra

Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Welcome to our Website.

The first settler, Cyrus Norton, arrived in the Scuppernong Valley in 1839.

Three years later, a saw mill was built by the Powers brothers, who named the new settlement "Palmyra" after a city in the Syrian desert because of the abundance of sand they found in this area.

In 1843, a general store and tavern opened, and later that year the land was surveyed and platted into lots by John Fish. The first town meeting took place in 1846, and the railroad arrived in the fall of 1852.

By 1860 the population approached 1,000 residents.

Palmyra was officially charted as a Village on May 5, 1874.

New Residents to the Village: 

If you have recently moved into the Village please stop by the Village Hall to see what information we have that would be helpful to you. 

Come to 100 W. Taft St. Monday - Thursday 8am- 4 pm and Friday's 8am to noon.

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A Citizens Guide to Wisconsin Cities and Villages
Do I live in the Village or Town of Palmyra?
If your address starts with a number, you are a Village Resident.  If your address starts with a letter such as W, S, E, or N, then you are a Town Resident.  The Village is the "city" and the Town in the outlaying area.  To reach the Town Clerk, Laura Lowry, please call (262) 495-2049. Town of Palmyra website
My Water Bill went way up, why?
You may have a leak, a leak that you aren't aware of.  Go to our Water Utility tab and it will explain how you can check for a leak yourself.  Even the smallest drip can add up to thousands of gals. of water over 3 months!