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NeighborhoodLocationDate of
AbbotsfordSouth of 52nd Street and Baltimore Avenue.
AbbottsfordEast of Schuylkill River on heights below Falls of the Schuylkill, approximately where North Laurel Hill Cemetery is located.
Academy GardensVicinity of Willits Road and Pennypack Park. 1970s
AchpoquesingSee Poetquessing.
AdelphiAlong Indian Run, about 2 miles north of Haddington.
Allegheny WestEast bank of Schuylkill River, from Allegheny to Glenwood Avenues, to railroad tracks. 1970s
AndorraBeyond Roxborough, between Wissahickon Creek and Schuylkill River. Named for the European principality. 1861
AngoraVicinity of Cobbs Creek around Baltimore Avenue. Settled by David Callahan. 1861
AramingoAlso known as Gunner's Run. The former name is taken from the Native tumanaramingo, or "wolf walk"; the latter from a nearby creek. Located between Northern Liberties and Bridesburg.1850
Aramingo (R.D.A.)Bounded by Orthodox Street, Delaware River, Venango Street and railroad tracks.1948
ArmentownDerogatory name for early settlement in Germantown.
Art Museum AreaSee Fairmount.
ArunnaminkSouth of Woodland Avenue and west of Schuylkill River to Cobbs Creek.
Ashton-WoodenbridgeAlso known as Ashton-Wooden Bridge. Vicinity of Northeast Philadelphia Airport, including Wooden Bridge Run west to Academy Gardens. 1970s
AsoepekNative village, west of Frankford Creek.17th century
AstonAlso known as Astenville or Five Points. Intersection of Monument, Falls and Ford Roads. (West Philadelphia)
BabylonVillage located 2 mile southeast of Byberry Meeting.
Badlands, TheVicinity of 4th and Cambria Streets. Named by narcotics police and the media. 1991
Ball TownAlso known as Balton. South of Port Richmond, where Cramp's Shipyard stood. 1808
BankahoeNorth of Shackamaxon17th century
BaringNorth of Lancaster Avenue and 40th Street, south of Mantua. 1990
Bartram GardensAlso known as Bartram Village. Vicinity of 56th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard. 1980s
Bath TownAlso known as Bathtown and Rose of Bath. (1808). Vicinity of Germantown Road near Cohocksink Creek in present Northern Liberties. 1765
BebberstownAlso known as Beggarstown, Dogtown and Franklinville. Vicinity of Mennonite Church on Germantown Avenue between Gorgas Lane to Cliveden Street. Named for the Rev. Mathias van Bebber.
BelfieldVicinity of Chelten and Olney Avenues, Wister Street and Ogontz Avenue. Named for the Belfield Mansion. 1980
Bella VistaBetween 6th and 11th Streets, South Street to Washington Avenue. 1976
BellevueVicinity of Nicetown Lane and Westmoreland Street.
Bell's CornerSouth of Pennypack Creek, north of Rhawnhurst, vicinity of Algon Avenue and Horrocks Street.1980s
BelmontWest from Schuylkill River along Parkside Avenue and north to City Avenue. Named for the 1754 (extant) Peters family house in Fairmount Park. 1853
BentleyAbove Philmont Avenue, at border of Montgomery and Bucks Counties. 1980s
Black BottomVicinity of 40th and Market Streets, north and east to Haverford Avenue.
BlockleyLarge township on the west bank of the Schuylkill River, north of Kingsessing Township. Name was applied to the almshouse erected on west bank of Schuylkill River which later became the Philadelphia General Hospital. 1705-1861
Blocks, TheAt foot of Hays Lane, in Manayunk.
Blue BellWoodland Avenue and Cobbs Creek. 1843
Blue Bell HillVicinity of Walnut Lane and Johnson Street, north of Wissahickon Creek.
BonnafonVicinity of Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad Station along Cobbs Creek near Darby Road.
BranchtownNamed for the Branchtown Hotel, Old York Road near Church Lane.1839-1910
BrewerytownEast bank of Schuylkill River, north of Fairmount. 1920s
BrickyardIrish section of Germantown.
BridesburgAlso known as Kirkbridesburg. Located along Delaware River, north of Frankford Creek, it was named for ferry operator and bridge owner, Joseph Kirkbride. 1843
BridetonVicinity of the east end of the Columbia Railroad Bridge, now in Fairmount Park.
BristolOne of the original townships of Philadelphia. Bounded by Cheltenham Avenue, Ivy Hill Road, Stenton Avenue, Wister Street, Wingohocking and Tacony Creeks.1696-1854
BurholmeVicinity of Cottman and Oxford Avenues and Verree Road. Named for the mansion on Cottman Avenue erected in 1860s.
Bush HillBetween 12th and 19th streets, Vine Street to Fairmount Avenue; named for the mid-18th century house and estate owned by members of the Hamilton family. 1808
BustletonAlso known as Busseltown. Located west of Roosevelt Boulevard, north of Pennypack Creek, adjacent to Northeast Philadelphia Airport. Named after the mid-18th century Busselton Tavern. 1843
ButchervilleVicinity of Haddington.
ByberryWest of Roosevelt Boulevard, above Somerton Avenue to Bucks County line. Name of one of the original townships of Philadelphia County. Settled by Swedes, renamed by English. 1703
Byberry CrossAlso known as Plumbsock. Junction of Byberry and Bensalem turnpikes. 1843-1861
Byberry PointWhere Bensalem Road branches from Bustleton Avenue. 1843-1861
CaliforniaVicinity of Swampoodle
CallowhillVicinity of 2nd and Callowhill Streets. 1768
Camac's Woods11th Street and Montgomery Avenue. Site for circuses, balloon ascensions, and athletic events. Named for Turner Camac's estate.1850
CampingtonVicinity of 2nd and Green Streets, where British troops camped in the 1750s.1808
Carcus HookVicinity of 84th Street (Hook Road) and Buist Avenue, north of Eastwick.
Carpenter's IslandNorth of Hog Island.1750
Carroll ParkBetween Lansdowne and Girard Avenues, from 52nd to 63rd Streets.1970s
CastorVicinity of Castor and Cottman Avenues. 1980
CedarbrookVicinity of Wadsworth Avenue, Stenton to Cheltenham Avenues.1970s
Cedar GroveAlso known as Helltown, Pleasantville. Vicinity of Limekiln Pike, above Washington Lane.
Cedar GroveAlso known as Whitaker's Hollow. Vicinity of Tacony Creek, Olney and Asylum Roads.
Cedar ParkLarchwood Avenue between 46th and 52nd Streets, south to SEPTA tracks. 1970s
Center CityThe original city of Philadelphia between the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers, Vine to South streets.
Center City (R.D.A.)Schuylkill to Delaware Rivers, Spring Garden to South Streets.1963
Chestnut HillNorthwestern Avenue to Cresheim Creek, Forbidden Drive to Stenton Avenue. 1704
ChinatownAlso known as China Town. Arch to Vine Streets, from 8th to 11th Streets. First Chinese business opened on 10th Street in 1850. 1926
ChingihamengIncluded Society Hill and part of Northern Liberties.1655
ClearviewEast of Cobbs Creek to Lindbergh Boulevard, between 78th & 84th Streets. 1888
CloverhillWest of Frankford, south of Tacony Creek and Juniata Parks. 1808
Cobbs CreekVicinity of Cobbs Creek Park, from Baltimore Avenue to Market Street. 1970s
CohocksinkAlso known as Cohocksink Village. Located in the vicinity of 6th Street and Germantown Avenue. Taken from the Native cuweuhacsink, or "pine woods." 1843
College Avenue (R.D.A.)Bounded by Master Street, Broad Street, South College Avenue, Ridge Avenue and Girard Avenue. Enlarged to include area bounded by Master, Jefferson, Willington and Sydenham Streets1960-1968
CollegevilleAbove Holmesburg, along Frankford Avenue, north of Pennypack Creek. 1843-1910
ComlyvilleVicinity of Frankford Creek, site of a powder magazine.
CooksockyAlso known as Wood=s Landing. Vicinity of East Falls, north of Mendenhall Ferry, on the west bank of the Schuylkill River.
CoopersvilleSee West Kensington.
CoquanocAlso known as Coaquannock or Cuwequenaku. A native village which once occupied a portion of Center City.
CorktownIrish section of West Philadelphia in the vicinity of Mantua.
Country LaneWest of Bustleton Avenue and Route 532. 1980s
CowtownAlso known as Kellyville. Vicinity of Chelten Avenue and Morton Street, in the Wingohocking Valley.
CreesamName of an unofficial "township" which stretched from Carpenter Lane to Northwestern Avenue. See also Cresheim.1734-1768
CrefeltAlso known as Crefeld. Tract of Chestnut Hill north of Rex Avenue to Northwestern Avenue. 1690s
CrescentvilleAlso known as Grubtown or Grubbstown. Located in the vicinity of Adams, Rising Sun, and Tabor Avenues. Named for an early 19th century rope factory. 1843
CresheimAlso known as Creesam or Kriesheim. Section of Germantown and Mount Airy between Washington Lane and Mermaid Lane. 1690s - 1768
Crestmont FarmsLocated along Bucks County line, at Poquessing Creek. 1970s
Cross RoadsVicinity of Byberry Road and Dunk's Ferry Road. 1843
Dearnley ParkLocated between Dearnley Street and Wigard Avenue, west of Ridge Avenue, in Roxborough. 1980s
DelawareName of a short-lived township located along the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia between Cottman Avenue and Poquessing Creek.1852-1854
Devil's PocketSouth of Lombard Street, east of 27th Street and north of Washington Avenue.
DogtownSee Bebberstown.
DovervilleNew name chosen for Roseville (over Goosetown, Geisseville, Bridgewater, and Christian Shore) by "respectable inhabitants" of village along Frankford Road, just below Frankford Creek. 1845
Dungan HillBustleton Avenue near Sandiford.
DunlapVicinity of Haverford Avenue and Market Street, 46th to 52nd Streets. 1980s
DyottsvilleVicinity south of Port Richmond. Named for the Dyott glass works. 1843
East FallsFormerly known as Falls of the Schuylkill, Falls Village. East side of Schuylkill River, about 2 mile south of the mouth of Wissahickon Creek. Named in the early 19th century for river rapids that disappeared after completion of the Fairmount Dam. 1946
East GermantownGermantown Avenue to Stenton Avenue in the vicinity of Chelten Avenue and Wister Street.
East Mount AiryMount Airy, east of Germantown Avenue. 1970s
East Oak LaneGodfrey Avenue to Cheltenham Avenue, east of Broad Street.1970s
EastwickAlso known as Gladwyn. Northwest of Philadelphia International Airport, vicinity of Heintz National Wildlife Refuge. Named for Andrew M. Eastwick. 1946
Eastwick (R.D.A.)Bounded by 58th Street, Schuylkill River, Penrose Avenue, Philadelphia International Airport, Delaware County line, Woodland, Island, Passyunk and Dicks Avenue, and Lindbergh Boulevard.1948
Einstein Southern (R.D.A)Bounded by 4th, Dickinson, 5th and Reed Streets1966
ElmwoodNorth of Eastwick, below Woodland Avenue. 1888
EvergreenSouth of South Street, east of Grays'= Ferry. 1808
FackenlandSouth of Frankford Creek. German for "fine land."17th century
FairhillFront to 10th Streets, Cumberland Street to Allegheny Avenue.1980s
FairmountAlso known as the Art Museum Area. West of Broad Street, between Girard Avenue and Spring Garden Streets.1970s
Fairmount (R.D.A.)Bounded by Girard Avenue, Broad Street, Spring Garden Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue1952-1968
Falls of the SchuylkillSee East Falls
Falls VillageSee East Falls
Far NortheastEast of Roosevelt Boulevard, north of Pennypack Creek.1970s
FeltonvilleSouth of Roosevelt Boulevard in the vicinity of Wyoming Avenue.1855
Fenian HillSection of Somerville in the vicinity of Church Lane and Limekiln Pike.
FernhillVicinity of Wissahickon and Wayne Avenues from Manheim Street to Roosevelt Boulevard. 1980
Fern RockBetween Olney and Oak Lane. Northern terminus of Broad Street Subway. Named for the estate of Arctic explorer Elisha Kent Kane.1899
Fisher's HollowVicinity of Frankford's Mill Creek on the Delaware River, reached by Fisher's Lane.
FishtownAlong the Delaware River below Kensington. Legend has it that Charles Dickens named the neighborhood in 1842, but the use is primarily 20th century.1920
Five PointsSee Ashton
Five PointsVicinity of Castor and Oxford Avenues, northeast of Frankford. 1855-1910
Flat IronSouth of Devil's Pocket.
Flat RockSee Manayunk
Forepaugh's RowSouth of Stenton Avenue and Wister Street, on Laveer Street, built as part of the winter quarters for Forepaugh's circus.late 19th century
Fox ChaseSouthwest of Pennypack Park along Montgomery County border. Named for an inn whose sign depicted fox hunters. 1843
FraleyvilleVicinity of Frankford near former arsenal where in 1816 Frederick Fraley began manufacturing small arms and ammunition.1843
FrancisvilleAlso known as Vineyard in 1808. South of Poplar Street and Ridge Avenue, where streets run perpendicular to Ridge.1843
FrankfordWest of Bridesburg and Wissinoming, east of Roosevelt Boulevard. Settled by Germans.17th century
FranklintownVine to Callowhill Streets in the vicinity of 17th Street.1980s
FranklinvilleVicinity of Erie Avenue to Westmoreland Street, between Broad Street and Sedgley Avenue.1888
FranklinvilleVicinity of 3rd and Butler Streets.
FranklinvilleSee Bebberstown.
Frog HollowSite of Wister and Smith Mills, near Central High School.
Gander HillWest of Swampoodle.
Garden CourtLocust Street to Hazel Avenue, 46th to 52nd Streets. Named after the Garden Court Apartment Building.
GermantownOriginally encompassing all of Northwest Philadelphia, northeast of Wissahickon Avenue (Township Line Road). Currently applied to area bounded by East Falls, Mount Airy, West Oak Lane, and Logan. Original center of area was at Germantown Avenue and Church Lane.1683
Germantown (R.D.A.)Bounded on the north by SEPTA's R7 railroad line, on the northwest by Sedgwick Street, on the west of SEPTA's R8 railroad line, on the southwest by Rittenhouse Street & Wissahickon Avenue, on the south by Hansberry & Green Streets, on the southeast by Berkley Street, Germantown Avenue and SEPTA's R7 railroad line, and on the east by Wister, Belfield, Magnolia, Church and Magnolia Streets.1963
Germany HillWestern portion of Roxborough from Parker Avenue to Fountain Street, Ridge Avenue to Schuylkill River.1980
GillietownVicinity of 27th & Dauphin Streets.
Girard EstateBetween Porter Street and Passyunk Avenue. Named after Stephen Girard whose South Philadelphia property was developed by the Board of City Trusts, trustee of the Girard Estate. 1920s
Girard PointLocated at the mouth of the Schuylkill River, once known for massive grain elevators.
GladwynSee Eastwick.
Glen WillowIn Manayunk in the vicinity of The Blocks.
GlenwoodVicinity of North Philadelphia Station to York Street.1990
Goat HillGermantown, east of Fenian Hill, in the vicinity of Somerville.
GodfreyVillage near Chelten Avenue and Wister Street. See also East Germantown.1890s
Good IntentVicinity of 46th & Market Streets, site of the Good Intent Mills.1849
GoosetownLocust to Pine Streets, 17th to 20th Streets.1825-1850
Grays FerryEast bank of the Schuylkill River, between Point Breeze and South Street. 1970s
Grays Ferry (R.D.A.)Bounded by Washington Avenue, Grays Ferry Avenue, Peltz Street, Schuylkill River, Reed Street, 34th Street, Tasker Street, 32nd Street, and the rear property lines of the houses on the south side of Tasker, 31st, Tasker, 29th, Morris, 25th, Tasker, Taylor, Reed and 25th Streets.1968
Green HillNortheast of Francisville, near 17th Street and Girard Avenue. 1808-1849
GreenlandVillage on west bank of the Schuylkill River near Ford Road.
GreenvilleVicinity of Powelton.1843
Greenwich Island Also known as Greenwich Point. Formerly Drufwe Island, Isle de Raisins, or Grape Island, the east end of which jutted into Delaware River. 1843-1899
GrubtownAlso known as Grubbstown. See Crescentville.
Gunner's RunSee Aramingo.
HaddingtonNorth of Market Street between 65th & 70th Streets.1816
Haddington (R.D.A.)Bounded by Haverford Avenue, Girard Avenue, 52nd Street, Market Street and 63rd Street1961-1963
Hamilton VillageAlso known as Hamilton Ville, Hamiltonville. Schuylkill River at Market Street west to 36th Street, between Lancaster and Woodland Avenues.1809-1843
Hamlet, TheAttempt to settle a village on Pell Hill farm, in the vicinity of Girard College.1811
HarisvilleOn Old York Road above Rising Sun Avenue.
Harper's HollowVicinity of 18th Street and Olney Avenue.
HarrisburgVicinity of Welsh and Ashton Roads. Started as a settlement for freed slaves.1843-1910
Harrowgate.Vicinity of Venango Street and Kensington Avenue, between Kensington and Frankford. Named after a 1780s health resort established there. 1888
HartranftLehigh Avenue to Diamond Street, Broad to Fairhill Streets.1970s
Hartranft (R.D.A.)Moyamensing Avenue, 20th Street, Pattison Avenue and Penrose Ferry Road1961
Hatshop HillSee Sunnycliff.
HawthorneBetween southwest Center City and Bella Vista.1970s
HeartsvilleVicinity of Frankford Avenue and Heart (now Hart) Lane, above Somerset Street.1843
Hell's KitchenNorth of Arch Street, west of 3rd Street. 1750
HelltownSee Cedar Grove.
HestonvilleAlong Lancaster Avenue south of George's Hill, the country seat, ca. 1800, of the Heston family.1843
High RueWest of Roosevelt Boulevard, between Bustleton Avenue and Welsh Road. 1980s
Hill, TheAlso known as Hill Community. African American section of Roxborough between Roxborough and Monastery Avenues, west of Manayunk Avenue. 1900
HitesvilleSee Jacksonville.
HollinsvilleVillage at intersection of Bristol turnpike and road from Tacony below Holmesburg. 1843-1861
Holme CircleIn the loop of Pennypack Creek at Holme Avenue and Welsh Road. 1980s
HolmesburgBelow Pennypack Creek, approximately at Rhawn Street and Frankford Avenue. Named for Thomas Holme, William Penn's surveyor, who settled there. 1843
HopkinsvilleVicinity of Haddington.
Hunting ParkSouth of Roosevelt Boulevard, east of Germantown Avenue, north of SEPTA's R7 railroad line.1976
Independence Mall (R.D.A.)Race to Chestnut Streets between 4th & 7th Streets1961
IrishtownSee Somerville
Irish TractVicinity of 18th & Wharton Streets
Ivy HillVicinity of Ivy Hill Cemetery, north of East Mount Airy. 1980
JacksonvilleAlso known as Hitesville. South of Nicetown, vicinity of Germantown Avenue. 1861
JewtownVicinity of Auburn and Weikel Streets, in Richmond.1870s-1940s
Juniata ParkAlso known as Juniata. South of Frankford Creek at Hunting Park and north of SEPTA's R7 railroad line, between Feltonville and Richmond.1946
KelleyvilleSee Cowtown.
KendertonVicinity of Broad Street and Germantown Avenue. Named for Kenderton Smith, lawyer and landowner. 1808-1861
KensingtonFrom Delaware River to Front Street, where Kensington Avenue bears northeast. Named by Anthony Palmer, an English sea captain. 1730
KingsessingSouth of railroad tracks and Baltimore Avenue to Woodland Avenue, west to Cobbs Creek. From the Native term for "place where there is a meadow." 1712
King VillageAlso known as Kings Village. Between Point Breeze and Grays Ferry.1980s
KirkbridesburgSee Bridesburg.
KnightsvilleOn Byberry-Bensalem turnpike at Moreland Road. Named for Leonard and Judge Jonathan T. Knight. 1843
KnorrVicinity of Oxford Avenue and Martins' Mill Road.1843
KriesheimSee Cresheim.
LaGrangeBetween Bustleton and Holmesburg, in the vicinity of Bustleton Avenue and Pennypack Creek.1855-1895
LaniganvilleVicinity of 36th Street and Girard Avenue.
Lansdowne VillageFailed real estate venture, 40th to 50th Streets, north of Parkside Avenue, that became part of site for Centennial Exhibition. Most of the property was acquired as part of Fairmount Park in 1860s and 1870s.
LawncrestCombination of Lawndale and Crescentville; on border with Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County.1970s
LawndaleNear Rising Sun and Oxford Avenue, south of Cottman Avenue. Named by a real estate developer.1946
Lehigh (R.D.A.)Bounded by Lehigh Avenue, 5th Street, Susquehanna Avenue and Broad Street1950-1968
LeveringtonAdjacent to Manayunk along Ridge Avenue, in the vicinity of Gorgas Lane. 1861
LevezytownAlso known as Livezeytown. Located in the vicinity of Rhawn Street and Verree Road. 1855
Lexington ParkBounded by Pennypack Creek on the east, Roosevelt Boulevard on the west, below Rhawn Street and above Cottman Avenue.1970s
LindleyVillage located at 7th Street and Lindley Avenue.
Little BritainNorth of Wayne and Chelten Avenues, in the vicinity of West Price Street.
LivezeytownSee Levezytown.
LoganAbove Roosevelt Boulevard, south of Olney Avenue. 1970s
Logan CircleArea from Schuylkill River to near Broad Street, from Market Street to Spring Garden Street. 1976
Logan's HillSee Negley's Hill.
Lombard (R.D.A.)Bounded by Market Street, 7th Street, Lombard Street, Broad Street, South Penn Square, and Juniper Street1952-1963
Lower DublinName of one of the original townships of Philadelphia, located in Northeast Philadelphia above Cottman Avenue.1693-1854
Lower TiogaBounded by Broad Street, Westmoreland Street, and the railroad.1980
LudlowEast of Broad Street, in the vicinity of Spring Garden Street.1970s
Lumar ParkBelow Somerton, bounded by Red Lion Road, Bustleton Avenue, and Woodhaven Road.1980
McCartersvilleSouth of Crescentville, along New Second Street Road.1843-1910
MacLeanBelmont Avenue and Conshohocken State Road.
McNabbtownVillage at SEPTA's Washington Lane station, near Awbury Arboretum.
ManatawnaUp Ridge Avenue from Andorra, near Manatawna Avenue. Native term meaning "where we drink liquor."(1888-1910
ManayunkNorth of Schuylkill River, upstream from the mouth of Wissahickon Creek. From the Native term meaning "where we go to drink." Renamed from Flat Rock after a brief interlude as Udoravia.1821
MantuaAcross from Philadelphia Zoo at railroad tracks to 30th Street Station. Laid about 1809.1843
MartinsvilleEast of Front Street, between Wolf and Porter Streets, vicinity of Greenwich Point Road and Southwark Canal.1861-1899
MayfairCottman and Frankford Avenue to Roosevelt Boulevard. Named by neighborhood civic association. 1929
MaylandsvilleAlso known as Maylandville. In the vicinity of Darby Road, at the crossing of Mill Creek, below Woodlands Cemetery.
Meadows, TheVicinity south of 84th Street, east of Darby Creek, north of Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, west of SEPTA's R1 railroad tracks.1980
MechanicstownAlso known as Mechanics Town, Pumpkinstown, and Pumpkin Town. Located around the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Bells Mill Road.1849-1855
MechanicsvilleAt the border of Buck County, southeast of Roosevelt Boulevard.1843
MiddletonUpper end of Germantown Avenue at intersection with Wissahickon Creek, now site of Chestnut Hill College. Named for Joseph Middleton who owned the site of the college.1843
Mifflin's HollowLocated along Midvale Avenue in East Falls.
MilestownLocated along Old York Road, north of Branchtown, above Oak Lane.1800-1910
MillbrookBelow Woodhaven Road in Northeast Philadelphia.1960s
Mill CreekNorth of Haverford Avenue, south of Girard Avenue, 45th to 52nd Streets.1970s
Mill Creek (R.D.A.)Bounded by Girard Avenue, Belmont Avenue, Haverford Avenue and 52nd Street. Enlarged in 1962 to include 52nd Street, Wyalusing Avenue, 53rd Street and Girard Avenue1948-1963
Modena ParkEast of Northeast Philadelphia Airport at Morrell Avenue.1970s
MolesvilleVicinity of Haddington.
MondalVillage near Cobbs Creek and Woodland Avenue, with a windmill and an early grist mill.
Monroe VillageAlso known as Monroeville. Located in the vicinity of 48th Street and Lancaster Avenue. 1849
MorelandName of one of the original townships in Philadelphia located in Northeast Philadelphia.1687-1854
Morrell ParkNorth of Grant Avenue, east of Northeast Philadelphia Airport.1970s
MorrisvilleAlso known as Morris City. Vicinity of Callowhill Street, between 22nd and 25th Streets; also in the vicinity of Kelly (East River) Drive near Girard Avenue.1830
MortonSouth of West Oak Lane, east of East Mount Airy, west of Broad Street.1970s
Morton (R.D.A.)Bounded by Germantown Avenue, High Street, Belfield Avenue, Musgrave Street, SEPTA's R7 railroad line, and Chelten Avenue1957-1963
Mount AiryBetween Johnson Street and Cresheim Creek, Wissahickon Creek and Stenton Avenue. Named for the mansion of William Allen, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania during the Colonial period.1843
Mount MoriahEast of Cobbs Creek, in the vicinity of Kingsessing Avenue.1980s
Mount PleasantAlso known as Mount Pleasant Village. Located around the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Mount Pleasant Avenue.(1800-1910
Mount VernonIn Manayunk, at the foot of Hermitage Street.
MoyamensingSouth central Philadelphia, between Passyunk and Wicaco. Said to mean "unclean place" or, more literally, "place of pigeon droppings." Also "place of meeting."18th century
Neck, TheSouthernmost part of South Philadelphia, below Moore Street.
Negley's HillAlso known as Logan's Hill. Along Germantown Avenue, above Wayne Junction station.
New PhiladelphiaA town proposed for the vicinity of Spring Garden Street between 19th street and the Schuylkill River.1799
NicetownSoutheast of Germantown, below Wayne Junction station. Named for de Neus, Dutch Huguenots who settled there about 1700.1808
Nicetown (R.D.A.)Bounded by Wingohocking Street, Broad Street, Roosevelt Boulevard, Germantown Avenue, Luzerne Street, Hunting Park Avenue, Pulaski Avenue and Tabor Branch of the old Reading Railroad. Enlarged to include Hunting Park Avenue, Wissahickon Avenue and Richmond Branch of the old Reading Railroad.1958
NittabaconckNative settlement on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, in the vicinity of East Falls.
NormandyAlso known as Normandy Village. East of Roosevelt Boulevard in the vicinity of Woodhaven and Byberry Roads.1980s
North Central (R.D.A.)Bounded by Spring Garden Street, Delaware River, Vine Street, 7th Street, Market Street, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 18th Street, Vine Street, 20th Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue1952-1963
North Penn VillageVicinity north of Susquehanna Avenue, between 25th and 30th Streets.1861-1899
North PhiladelphiaMost of the area north of Center City and south of Logan.
North Philadelphia (R.D.A.)Bounded by Lehigh Avenue, Front Street, Spring Garden Street and Fairmount Park1968
Northeast PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia between Shackamaxon and the Bucks County line.
Northern LibertiesNorth of Spring Garden Street, on Delaware River, to approximately Girard Avenue.1680s
Northwest PhiladelphiaThat part of Philadelphia northwest of the Roosevelt Boulevard, Stenton Avenue and Wister Street to Stenton Avenue. (Incorporates old Germantown and Roxborough townships)
NorthwoodVicinity of Adams Avenue at Roosevelt Boulevard, east to Frankford.1970s
Nya VasaSwedish settlement west of Schuylkill River and north of Philadelphia International Airport, opposite Girard Point. 17th century
OakdaleVicinity of the pleasure park at 12th and Huntingdon Streets, near Lehigh and Germantown Avenues.
Oak LaneNortheast of Broad Street and Godfrey Avenue. Named for a landmark oak tree.1895
OgontzFrom Ogontz Avenue to Broad Street above Olney Avenue.1980s
Old CityAlso known as Olde City. Bounded by Delaware River, Walnut Street, Spring Garden Street and 4th Street. 1950s
Old City (R.D.A.)Bounded by Vine Street, Delaware River, Lombard Street and 7th Street.1948-1963
Old KensingtonAlso known as Olde Kensington. Southern portion of Kensington located north of Northern Liberties, west of Fishtown. 1976
OlneyVicinity of 5th and Chew Streets, west of the railroad tracks to Fox Chase and east of Melrose Park. Named for the estate of Alexander Wilson. 1855
Ontario (R.D.A.)Bounded by Venango Street, Germantown Avenue, Allegheny Avenue and 15th Street1961
Orchard ParkIsland Road near 81st Street, north of Eastwick.1890s
OregonVicinity of Swampoodle.1840
OverbrookWest along City Avenue near Lancaster Avenue, where Pennsylvania Railroad built a station in 1867.1910s
Overbrook FarmsDevelopment started in the early 1890s around Overbrook Railroad Station.
Overbrook ParkVicinity of City Avenue and Cobbs Creek.1970s
OxfordName of one of the original townships of Philadelphia, originally bounded by Cottman Avenue, Delaware River, Frankford Creek, Tacony Creek and city line.1693-1854
Oxford CircleNorth of traffic circle where Roosevelt Boulevard and Cheltenham, Oxford and Castor Avenues intersect.1920s
Packer ParkAt southern end of Broad Street, north of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park and west of Broad Street.
Panorama HillSection of West Philadelphia from 49th to 53rd Streets, south of Girard Avenue. Now Cathedral Cemetery. 1853
ParadiseAt Hunting Park and Ridge Avenues, east of Schuylkill River bend, north of Strawberry Mansion Bridge, in the vicinity of Laurel Hill Cemetery.1970s
ParksideVicinity of Fairmount Park at Parkside Avenue, west of Belmont Avenue, bordering Wynnefield. 1980s
ParkwoodAlso known as Parkwood Manor. Near Bucks County border south of Mechanicsville, northeast of Woodhaven Road.1970s
PaschallVicinity of Cobbs Creek Park and Chester Avenue.1970s
PaschallvilleAlso known as Paschalville or Paschall Ville. Vicinity of Paschall Avenue and Island Road. 1861-1910
PassyunkAlso known as Passayunk, Passyonck, Passuming, Passajungh, Perslajongh, Passajon, and Paisajungh. All related to the Native pachsegink, meaning "in the valley" or "place between the hills." Areas of South Philadelphia, south of Tasker Avenue. 1680s
Passyunk HomesVicinity of 26th Street and Penrose Avenue. 1980s
Passyunk Square (R.D.A.)Bounded by Washington Avenue, 11th Street, Reed Street, 10th Street, Tasker Street, and Broad Street1948
PassyunkvilleVicinity of Point Breeze. 1811
Pattison Avenue East (R.D.A.)Bounded generally by 13th Street, Packer Avenue, Front Street, Oregon Avenue, Vandalia Street, railroad right-of-way, 11th Street, Pattison Avenue, Broad Street, and Geary Street.1954
Pauls RunNorth of Country Lane, west of Bustleton Avenue, south of Red Lion Road.1980s
PelhamA sister development to Overbrook Farms started in the 1890s on the Carpenter Estate between Germantown Avenue and the Carpenter Lane Station on SEPTA's R8 railroad line.
Pemberton (R.D.A.)Bounded by 21st, Bainbridge, 22nd and Pemberton Streets1967-1968
PemichpackaNative settlement, meaning "deep, dead water" or "a pond not having current," along Pennypack Creek.
PennName of both a township and a district both located in North Philadelphia west of 6th Street and north of Poplar Street1808-1854
Penn Center (R.D.A.)Bounded by Broad Street, 18th Street, Market Street and Vine Street. Enlarged to include 18th to 20th Streets, Market Street to John K. Kennedy Boulevard.1952-1967
Penn-KnoxSection of Germantown between Manheim Street and Chelten Avenue, Wayne and Germantown Avenues.1980s
PennsportSouth of Washington Avenue, along the Delaware River.1970s
Pennsport (R.D.A.)Bounded by Washington Avenue, Water Street, Snyder Avenue and 4th Street1968
PennypackBetween Northeast Philadelphia Airport and Pennypack Park. 1970s
Pennypack WoodsAlso known as Pennypack Village. Below Holme Avenue, east of Holme Circle, south of Academy Gardens.1970s
PittsvilleAlso known as Pittville. Located in the vicinity of the intersection of Limekiln Pike and Haines Street.1855-1910
Pleasant Hill.Easternmost section of Torresdale, below Poquessing Creek.1888
PleasantvilleSee Cedar Grove.
PleasantvilleSee Somerton
PleasantvilleAlso known as Terrapin Town or Tortleberg. Vicinity located east of Somerton.1843
Pluck HillFitler and Harrison Streets, near Frankford. Named for the play of butcher boys who battered each other with plucks, the innards of newly slaughtered animals. 1857
PlumbsockSee Byberry Cross.
PoetquessingAlso known as Poanpissing or Achpoquesing. Native for "a place abounding with mice" on banks on Poquessing Creek in Northeast Philadelphia.17th century
Point BreezeEast of Schuylkill River, north of Passyunk Avenue, south of Grays Ferry Avenue. 1895
Point-No-PointSouth of mouth of Frankford Creek, now Bridesburg.
Poor IslandAlong Delaware River near Shackamaxon, now part of Port Richmond.
PoplarNorth of Chinatown, between Spring Garden and Northern Liberties.1970s)
Poplar (R.D.A.)Bounded by Girard Avenue, Broad Street, 5th Street, and Spring Garden Street. Enlarged to include 8th Street, Girard Avenue, Franklin Street and Thompson Street.1948-1968
Port RichmondAlong Delaware River between Kensington and Frankford Creek. In 1728 a mansion was named "Richmond Hall" after a London suburb. The Port was added owing to the riverfront commerce. 1970s
Port Richmond (R.D.A.)Bounded by Richmond Street, Allegheny Avenue, Bath Street, Lippincott Street, Allen Street, Monmouth Street, Allen Street, and Cambria Street.1962
PoweltonAlso known as Powelton Village. South of Lancaster Avenue and Spring Garden Street, east of 42nd Street, and northwest of Powelton and Lancaster Avenues.1843
Powelton (R.D.A.)Bounded by right-of-way of SEPTA railroad tracks, Market Street, 46th Street, Haverford Avenue, 44th Street and Belmont Avenue1950-1963
Pratt Street (R.D.A.)Bounded by Bridge Street, Tacony Street, Aramingo Avenue, Margaret Street and the northern right-of-way of Frankford Creek1962
Preston (R.D.A.)Bounded by 41st, Preston, Parrish and Ogden Streets1967
Princeton StationSee Rockdale
Prospect HeightsNorth of Somerton.1890s
Province IslandLocated in Kingsessing.1843
PulaskitownSection of Germantown located west of Germantown Avenue near intersection of Morris Street and Queen Lane.
Pumpkin TownAlso known as Pumpkinstown. See Mechanicstown.
Queen Lane ManorVicinity of the campus of William Penn Charter School.
Queen VillageBelow South Street, along Delaware River to the vicinity of 8th and Carpenter Streets. 1970s
RamcatSee Schuylkill.
RhawnhurstAt Rhawn Street and Bustleton Avenue, north of Cottman Avenue, west of Roosevelt Boulevard. Named for George and William Rhawn by real estate developers. 1924
RichmondOn Delaware River, south of Frankford Creek, east of Kensington and Frankford Avenue.1843
Risdon's FerryVicinity of Torresdale on Delaware River. Named for John Risdon, whose ferry ran from foot of Fitler Street.
Rising SunAlso known as Sunville. East of Temple University Hospital. Named for a tavern located at Germantown Avenue and Old York Road.1843-1899
RittenhouseSouthwest quarter of Center City, in the vicinity of Rittenhouse Square. 1970s
Rittenhouse-Germantown (R.D.A.)Bounded by Germantown Avenue, Chelten Avenue, SEPTA's R8 railroad line, and Rittenhouse Street1952-1963
Rittenhouse TownAlso known as Rittenhousetown or Rittenhouse. Located within present bounds of Fairmount Park near intersection of Lincoln Drive and Wissahickon Avenue. Site of first paper mill in America in the 1690s.1970s
River ParkVicinity of Schuylkill River, near City Avenue, adjacent to Fairmount Park.1980
RockdaleAlso known as Princeton Station. Last place in Philadelphia along Schuylkill River, just before Miquon. Located along River Road.
RockvilleAlso known as Rocky Hill. Northwest of Cedar Hill Cemetery, in the vicinity of Oxford Circle. 1843-1899
RosehillVicinity of C Street and Indiana Avenue.
Rose of BathSee Bath Town.
RosevilleOn Frankford Avenue just below Frankford Creek. Renamed Doverville in 1845. 1843
RowlandvilleVicinity of Tacony Creek and Wyoming Avenue. Named for the Benjamin Rowland shovel factory located on Tacony Creek.19th century
RoxboroughAlso known as Rocksborrow and Roxborro. Located between the Schuylkill River and Wissahickon Creek above Manayunk.1706
RyersNorth of Cottman Avenue at the border with Montgomery County. Centered around Ryers Mansion, also known as Burholme Mansion.1980
Saint Martin'sWestern Chestnut Hill, in the vicinity of St. Martin's Lane and Willow Grove Avenue. Earlier name was Wissahickon Heights.1880s
SandifordBetween Fox Chase and Holmesburg, on Bustleton Avenue.1855-1910
Sandy HillAlong Bustleton and Smithfield turnpike, north of River Road.1843
Saunders ParkVicinity of 40th Street, Lancaster to Powelton Avenues.1980s
Saw Dust VillageOn a hill south of the present site of Central High School.
SchuylkillEast of Schuylkill River, from Christian Street to Grays Ferry Avenue, to 23rd Street, to about Pine Street.1970s
Schuylkill River Park (R.D.A.)Bounded by Arch Street, 23rd Street, Chestnut Street, 22nd Street, Walnut Street, 23rd Street, South Street and Schuylkill River1964
ShackamaxonAlso known as Shackaemuxen. Known by the Swedes (40 years before the English arrival) by this Native term meaning "place of eels," but considered to mean "meeting place of chiefs." 17th century
ShantytownAlong Parkside (then Elm) Avenue from 41st to 44th Streets until destroyed by a fire.Mid-19th century
SharswoodEast of Brewerytown, in the vicinity of Girard College. 1970s
ShawmontAlong Schuylkill River, beyond Manayunk. 1980s
SherwoodAt Baltimore Avenue between 50th and 56th Streets.1990
SmearsburgVicinity of Manheim and Wister Streets in Germantown.1890s
SmithfieldAlso known as Smithville. See Somerton.
Smoky HollowLocated in the vicinity of Rising Sun Avenue and Wingohocking Street, near Greenmount Cemetery.
Society HillWalnut Street to Pine Street, Delaware River to 7th Street. Southerly portion of original settlement - named for tract given to the Free Society of Traders by William Penn in 1685.
SomertonAlso known as Smithfield, Smithville and Pleasantville. Vicinity surrounding intersection of Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road.1720
SomervilleAlso known as Irishtown. Church Lane and Limekiln Pike. Located in the vicinity of Goat Hill and Fenian Hill.1888-1910
SommerhausenAlso known as Somerhausen and Summerhausen. Southeasterly half of Chestnut Hill between Rex Avenue and Mermaid Lane. One of the original four divisions of Germantown Township. Named for the birthplace of Francis Daniel Pastorius, one of the principal founders of Germantown. 1689
Southbrook ParkVicinity of 28th Street, New Hope Street and Vare Avenue. 1980s
South Central (R.D.A.)Bounded by Washington Avenue, Grays Ferry Avenue, Peltz Street, Schuylkill River, South Street, 27th Street, Lombard Street, 13th Street, South Street, 7th Street, Lombard Street, and the Delaware River1968
Southeast Central (R.D.A.)Bounded by Lombard Street, Delaware River, Washington Avenue and Broad Street. Amended in 1963 by changing northern boundary to South Street1948-1968
South PhiladelphiaSouth of South Street, between Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers.
SouthwarkWest of Pennsport from Mifflin Street to Washington Avenue, 4th to 8th Streets. 1762
Southwest Center CityFrom Lombard Street to Oregon Avenue, Broad Street to Schuylkill River. 1976
Southwest Central (R.D.A.)Bounded by Pine Street, Broad Street, Washington Avenue, Grays Ferry Avenue, 34th Street and Schuylkill River. Enlarged to include Grays Ferry Avenue, Washington Avenue, 24th, Oakford, Taylor, Morris, 29th, Tasker, and 31st Streets, and the rear property lines of Tasker, 32nd, and Tasker Streets, and 34th Street, Reed Street, the Schuylkill River and 34th Street1950-1968
Southwest PhiladelphiaSchuylkill River west to the city limits, below Baltimore Avenue.
Southwest SchuylkillAbove Elmwood, along Schuylkill River, in the vicinity of SEPTA's R3 railroad tracks.
Spring BrookNortheast of Frankford and Cottman Avenues1855
Springettsbury ManorFrom Vine Street to Willow Street, Delaware to Schuylkill Rivers. One of the original manors laid out for William Penn's use and named for his first wife, Gulielma Springett.
Spring GardenNorth of Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue, Broad Street to Schuylkill River. 1813
Spruce HillWest of University of Pennsylvania, Locust Street to Woodlands Cemetery, to the vicinity of 46th Street.
Squirrel HillFrom Kingsessing Avenue to Windsor Avenue in the vicinity of 46th Street.
StanboroughVicinity of Frankford Avenue and Clearfield Street.
StantonBetween Strawberry Mansion and Broad Street. 1970s
SteinbergVillage along Frankford Road, laid out by Robert Brook and G. W. Steinhauer.1815
StentonBetween West Oak Lane and Ivy Hill, Mount Airy to Montgomery County. 1946
Stewards GlennEast of Normandy, west of Academy Road.1980s
Stonehouse LaneSouth of 5th and Ritner Streets. 1920
Strawberry MansionEast side of Schuylkill River and Fairmount Park, at 33rd and Diamond Streets. Named for 18th century mansion.early 20th century
Strawberry Mansion (R.D.A.)Bounded by Lehigh Avenue, 29th Street, York Street, Amtrak, 33rd Street and Ridge Avenue1962-1968
SummerdaleEast of Crescentville, between Roosevelt Boulevard, Langdon Street, and Oxford Avenue.1970s
SunnycliffAlso known as Hatshop Hill. Along Green Lane in Manayunk. before 1930
SunvilleSee Rising Sun.
SwampoodleJunction of three railroad lines in the vicinity of Lehigh Avenue and 22nd Streets.before 1926
TaborSite of Einstein Hospital. Named for biblical Mount Tabor.1870s
TaconyOn Delaware River west to Frankford Avenue, between Holmesburg and Wissinoming. Early Swedish records spell it Taokanick, a Native word for "forest" or "wilderness."1677
TaneyFrom Pine to Bainbridge Streets, 25th Street west to Schuylkill River.1980s
Tenderloinname given to area around 9th & Race by police & media where many flophouses were located1940s-1960s
Temple (R.D.A.)Bounded by Susquehanna Avenue, 5th Street, Girard Avenue and Broad Street, enlarged to include Broad Street, 16th Street, Columbia (Cecil B. Moore) Avenue and Susquehanna Avenue, and also 5th Street, Germantown Avenue and Girard Avenue.1948-1968
Terrapin Town.See Pleasantville.
TexasLocated in the vicinity of Swampoodle.1840s
ThayersvilleLocated in the vicinity of Haddington.
TiogaNorth of Allegheny Avenue at Broad Street, in the vicinity of Tioga Street. 1854
TorresdaleAlso known as Torrisdale. Located along the Delaware River between Holmesburg and Bucks County. Named by Charles Macalester for his Scotland home.1850
TortlebergSee Pleasantville.
Triangle (R.D.A.)Bounded by Spring Garden Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, 20th Street, Vine Street, 18th Street, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, West Penn Square, Market Street, and the Schuylkill River1948-1963
UbervilleVicinity of Ridge Avenue, near Oxford Street.
UdoraviaSee Manayunk.
UnionvilleVillage north of Feltonville.1860s
University (R.D.A.)Bounded by Market Street, Schuylkill River, South Street, Spruce Street, Woodland Avenue and 42nd Street. Enlarged 1962 - new boundaries were 44th Street, Baltimore Avenue, 43rd Street, Schuylkill River, Spring Garden Street, 31st Street and Powelton Avenue1948-1963
University CityThe area between 38th and 40th Streets in the vicinity of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.1970s
University City Core (R.D.A.)Bounded by Powelton Avenue, 38th Street, Lancaster Avenue, Powelton Avenue, 32nd Street, John F. Kennedy Boulevard, 32nd Street, Walnut Street, 33rd Street, Spruce Street, 294 feet west of 40th Street, Irving Street, 350 feet west of 40th Street, Locust Street, 376 feet west of 40th Street, Chancellor Street, 200 feet west of 40th Street, Walnut Street, and 40th Street.1966
Upper HolmesburgDelaware River and Pennypack Creek, Frankford Avenue to Willits Road.1976
Upper RoxboroughNorthwest of Roxborough, southeast of Andorra.1970s
VerreevilleAlso known of Verree's Mills. Northeast of Fox Chase in Bustleton. Named for John P. Verree, politician and mill owner.1843-1910
Ville HartwellRex Avenue in the vicinity of Wissahickon Creek.1855
VineyardSee Francisville.
Volunteer TownAlso known as Volunteertown. Located between Frankford and Fox Chase. Named for a tavern.1843-1899
Walnut Forty-Two (R.D.A.)Bounded by 41st, Locust, 43rd and Sansom Streets1967-1968
Walnut HillMarket to Locust Streets, 46th to 52nd Streets.1980s
Washington SquareWest of Society Hill from Market to South Streets.1970s
Washington Square WestLocated between 8th and Broad Streets in Center City, south of Market Street. 1970s
WeccacoeAlso known as Wicaco or Wichacomoca. Eastern half of South Philadelphia, originally a Native village. Name means "dwelling place."18th century
West EndVicinity of 61st Street and Larchwood Avenue.1888-1895
West FallsSee Whitestown.
West KensingtonAlso known as Coopersville. Vicinity of Amtrak roadbed along American Street, between Front and 3rd Streets.(1861-1970
WestminsterNorth of 52nd Street and Westminster Avenue.
West Mount AiryNorth of Wissahickon Creek, east of Cresheim Creek, south of Germantown Avenue.1970s
West Oak LaneStenton Avenue to Cheltenham Avenue, Broad Street towards Ivy Hill. Named by real estate developers.1925
West ParkBelow River Park, near Belmont Reservoir, adjacent to Fairmount Park.1980s
West PhiladelphiaThe part of Philadelphia located west of Schuylkill Avenue and north of Baltimore Avenue.
West Philadelphia (R.D.A)Bounded by Girard Avenue, Parkside Avenue, Columbia Avenue, SEPTA's R6 railroad line, CONRAIL, 59th Street, Columbia Avenue, Lebanon Avenue, Cobbs Creek Park, SEPTA's R3 railroad line, 43rd Street, and Schuylkill River1963
West PoweltonPowelton Avenue to Lancaster Avenue, in the vicinity of 42nd Street.1980s
West TorresdaleNear Morrell Park, adjacent to Northeast Philadelphia Airport.1970s
WhartonAlong Wharton Street, west of Pennsport, east of Point Breeze.1970s
Wheat SheafLocated in the vicinity of Bustleton and Cottman Avenues.1899
Whitaker's HollowSee Cedar Grove.
White HallBorough northwest of Bridesburg, from the United States Arsenal west to Frankford Creek and Little Tacony Creek.1849-1899
WhitestownAlso known as West Falls. West side of Schuylkill River, opposite East Falls. Named for Josiah White's wire factory.1820s
WhitmanSouth on Delaware River, below Pennsport, in the vicinity of 2nd and Wolf Streets.1970s
Whitman (R.D.A.)Bounded by Snyder Avenue, Swanson Street, Oregon Avenue, Front Street, Swanson Avenue, Bigler Street, right-of-way line of Delaware River Port Authority, Randolph Street, Oregon Avenue, and 6th Street1957
Whitman ParkLocated south of Whitman, it is bounded by Oregon Avenue, Front, Porter and 3rd Streets.1980s
WicacoAlso known as Wischacomoca. See Weccacoe.
Willow GroveWest of Schuylkill River, south of Girard Avenue, east of Lancaster Avenue.1808
Winchester ParkVicinity of Pennypack Park, north of Holmesburg.1970s
WissahickonWest of Wissahickon Creek, adjacent to Roxborough.1910
Wissahickon HeightsThe section of Chestnut Hill west of Seminole Avenue and below Graver's Lane. Known later as Saint Martin's.1880s - 1906
WissinomingAlong Delaware River, north of Bridesburg, east of Frankford. From the native term for "place where the grapes grew."1895
WisterBounded by Germantown Avenue, Belfield Avenue, Wister Street, and Chelten Avenue.1970s
Wood's LandingSee Cooksocky.
Woodvale CottageEast of Broad Street, south of Columbia Avenue.
WylietownPart of Francisville near plant of Keystone Watch Case Company, 19th and Wylie Streets.
Wyndmoor HeightsDevelopment in eastern Chestnut Hill between Willow Grove Avenue and Springfield Avenue, west of SEPTA's R7 railroad line, around the intersection of Benezet and Ardleigh Streets. 1885-1890s
WynnefieldWest of Parkside Avenue, north of Lancaster Avenue, east of St. Joseph's University. Named for Thomas Wynne, William Penn's physician, who resided at 52nd Street and Woodbine Avenue.1920s
Wynnefield HeightsOn Montgomery County line at Belmont Avenue, to George's Hill Drive.1970s
Wyoming VillaVicinity of D Street and Wyoming Avenue.
YorktownNorth of Poplar, west of Ludlow.1960s

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