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This County currently does not have a host. This means that there is no one available to help answer your questions about this county's history or to help you with your family's genealogy within this county.
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BIOGRAPHIES CHURCH HISTORIES COUNTY ORIGINS FAMOUS PHILADELPHIANS
HISTORY IMMIGRATION MILITARY MISCELLANEOUS
NEIGHBORHOODS NEWSPAPERS QUERIES SURNAME LIST
 CEMETERIES VITAL RECORDS    
Recent Updates
November 2014: Bios: Colonel Edward M. Heyl - Transcribed by: R. Ramos, WILLIAM DOUGLASS. - Sub. By B.Z.
August 2014: James Kane Hanged for Killing Brother Andrew Kane over Woman
March 2014: ABOUT A HUNDRED NEW BIOGRAPHIES HAVE BEEN ADDED - TRANSCRIBED FOR GT BY KIM MOHLER, MARLA SNOW, THERMAN KELLAR, RICHARD RAMOS, CHARLOTTE SLATER AND HELEN COUGHLIN AND A FAN OF GT.

Philadelphia County is one of the three original counties, along with Chester and Bucks counties, created by William Penn in November 1682.


The Act of Consolidation, passed on February 2, 1854, in the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States, consolidated all remaining townships, districts, and boroughs within the County of Philadelphia, dissolving their governmental structures and bringing all municipal authority within the County under the auspices of the City government. Additionally, any other unincorporated communities were included in this consolidation. In 1854 the City and all its townships areas merged into one City and County. Here are the Districts and Townships prior to 1854 and some of the neighborhoods that are known to this day:

BOROUGHS, VILLAGES, NEIGHBORHOODS

Aramingo Borough Bridesburg Borough   Chestnut Hill Francisville Frankford Borough  
Germantown Borough Manayunk Borough   Mt. Airy West Philadelphia Borough Whitehall Borough

DISTRICTS

Belmont District Kensington District Moyamensing District Northern Liberties District Penn District
Richmond District Southwark District Spring Garden District    

TOWNSHIPS

Blockley Township Bristol Township Byberry Township Delaware Township Germantown Township
Kingsessing Township Lower Dublin Township Moyamensing Township Moreland Township Northern Liberties Township
Oxford Township Passyunk Township Penn Township Philadelphia City Roxborough Township

SURROUNDING COUNITES

Delaware County (west) Gloucester County, New Jersey (south)
Montgomery County (north) Bucks County (northeast) Burlington County, New Jersey (east) Camden County, New Jersey (southeast)


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