West Philadelphia Borough, Pennsylvania

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West Philadelphia Borough
Former Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia
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
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19127
Area code 215
Map of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania highlighting West Philadelphia Borough prior to the Act of Consolidation, 1854
Location of Bridesburg in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

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.


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.