West Philadelphia Borough, Pennsylvania

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West Philadelphia Borough
West Philadelphia Borough is located in Pennsylvania
West Philadelphia Borough
West Philadelphia Borough
Location of Bridesburg in Pennsylvania
West Philadelphia Borough is located in the United States
West Philadelphia Borough
West Philadelphia Borough
West Philadelphia Borough (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°56′53″N 75°11′11″W / 39.94806°N 75.18639°W / 39.94806; -75.18639Coordinates: 39°56′53″N 75°11′11″W / 39.94806°N 75.18639°W / 39.94806; -75.18639
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyPhiladelphia
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19127
Area code(s)215

West Philadelphia Borough, also known as West Philadelphia District, is a defunct borough that was located west of the Schuylkill River in Blockley Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The borough ceased to exist and was incorporated into the City of Philadelphia following the passage of the Act of Consolidation, 1854.

History[edit]

The borough was created on February 17, 1844, incorporating the villages of Hamilton and Mantua and their surrounding area. The borough became a district on April 3, 1853, and along with the new title came a larger area.

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