Place:Kingsessing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Watchers


NameKingsessing
Alt namesKingsessing Townshipsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeUnknown
Located inPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Contained Places
Settlement
Boon's Island
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Kingsessing is a neighborhood in the Southwest section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, located adjacent to the neighborhoods of Cedar Park, Southwest Schuylkill, and Mount Moriah, as well as Yeadon in Delaware County. It is roughly bounded by Cobbs Creek and 60th Street to the southwest, Woodland Avenue to the southeast, 53rd Street to the northeast, and Baltimore Avenue to the northwest.

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

The name Kingsessing or Chinsessing comes from the Delaware Indian word for "a place where there is a meadow". The origins of Kingsessing are found in the village of the same name that roughly occupied the same site as the current neighborhood. Kingsessing became the name of the township in which the original Indian and Swedish village stood.

The S. Weir Mitchell School was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Research Tips


This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Kingsessing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.