Passyunk Township, Pennsylvania

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Passyunk Township
Former Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia
Coordinates 39°53′53″N 75°12′42″W / 39.89806°N 75.21167°W / 39.89806; -75.21167Coordinates: 39°53′53″N 75°12′42″W / 39.89806°N 75.21167°W / 39.89806; -75.21167
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 215
Map of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Passyunk Township prior to the Act of Consolidation, 1854
Location of Passyunk Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Passyunk Township (Lenape Pahsayunk 'in the valley'[1] from pahsaek 'valley') is a defunct township that was located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The township ceased to exist and was incorporated into the City of Philadelphia following the passage of the Act of Consolidation, 1854.[2]


  1. ^ "pahsayunk". Lenape Talking Dictionary. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  2. ^ Chronology of the Political Subdivisions of the County of Philadelphia, 1683–1854 [1]

Additional sources[edit]

  • Johnson, Amandus. The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware Volume I: Their History and Relation to the Indians, Dutch and English, 1638–1664 (1911)

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