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Palmyra is a town in Morgan Township, Harrison County, Indiana, United States. The population was 930 at the 2010 census.HistoryPalmyra was originally called Carthage, and under the latter name was laid out in 1836. Because there was already another Carthage in Indiana, the town was renamed Palmyra in 1839 to avoid repetition.A Confederate force led by Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan camped in Palmyra on the night of July 9, 1863 after the Battle of Corydon. The army took ransoms from the businesses and commandeered all the town's horses for the Confederate cavalry. The army left the town on the morning of July 10, riding north towards Salem. The town had two previous names: McClellan's Crossroad and Carthage.GeographyPalmyra is located at .According to the 2010 census, Palmyra has a total area of 1.28sqmi, of which 1.24sqmi is land and 0.04sqmi is water.GovernmentPalmrya has a three-member Town Council and a Clerk Treasurer. The current members (as of 2011) of the board are Alvin Brown, Paul Eveslage, and Virginia Kirkham. The Clerk-Treasurer is Tiffany Cardwell. The President of the Town Board was Alvin Brown from 2008-2010, who previously served as a Harrison County Councilman for 16 years. Virginia Kirkham was elected Board President for 2011. All members had to run for another term in November 2011.In November 2012, Kirkham, Eveslage, Tiffany Cardwell and former town manager Cheri Banet were indicted on felony charges of welfare fraud and official misconduct. The charges against Eveslage were dropped completely while the others all pled down to lesser charges.
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