Place:Kingsessing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


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

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Kingsessing is a neighborhood in the Southwest section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, located next to the neighborhoods of Cedar Park, Southwest Schuylkill, and Mount Moriah, as well as the borough of 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.


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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.

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