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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.
WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.
|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
||West Philadelphia Borough
||Northern Liberties District
||Spring Garden District
||Lower Dublin Township
||Northern Liberties Township
|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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