Palmerston is a major rural community and is the first major centre some 60 kilometers north of Dunedin. Palmerston has a namesake in the North Island and is known as Palmerston North.
Otago's town has the earlier claim to the name, however - itís surveying dates from 1862, whereas the northern city did not receive its name until 1871. Both towns take their names from Lord Palmerston, the 19th-century British Prime Minister.
Palmerston South is a historic centre that has all of the major services that services a wealthy rural community. Clearly Palmerston is a proud town.
A nice town that deserves a meaningful stop-over.