The Kingsessing Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia
|Area code(s)||215, 267, and 445|
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.
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.
Infrastructure and government
- The United States Postal Service operates the Kingsessing Post Office at 5311 Florence Avenue.
- Grays Ferry Bridge
- 49th Street station (SEPTA Regional Rail)
- Chronology of the Political Subdivisions of the County of Philadelphia, 1683–1854 (Daly, John; Weinberg, Allen (October 1966). Genealogy of Philadelphia County Subdivisions (Second ed.). Philadelphia Dept. of Records.)
- Information courtesy of ushistory.org
- Incorporated District, Boroughs, and Townships in the County of Philadelphia, 1854 By Rudolph J. Walther - excerpted from the book at the ushistory.org website
-  'Row House Days' courtesy of ushistory.org