Palmer is a town in Ellis County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Its population was 2,000 at the 2010 census.
Location of Palmer, Texas
|Coordinates: 32°25′46″N 96°40′8″W|
Palmer is located at (32.429405, -96.669013).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all of it land.
Portions of Tender Mercies, a 1983 film about a country western singer, were filmed in Palmer, although the majority was filmed inWaxahachie, Texas. In both towns, director Bruce Beresford deliberately filmed more barren and isolated locations that more closely resembled the West Texas area. The Texas town portrayed in Tender Mercies is never specifically identified.