Whitehall Borough, Pennsylvania

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Whitehall Borough
Whitehall Borough is located in Pennsylvania
Whitehall Borough
Whitehall Borough
Location of Bridesburg in Pennsylvania
Whitehall Borough is located in the United States
Whitehall Borough
Whitehall Borough
Whitehall 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

Whitehall Borough is a defunct borough that was located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The borough ceased to exist when it was incorporated into the City of Philadelphia on the passage of the Act of Consolidation, 1854.

History[edit]

The area takes its name from White Hall, a grand mansion built there by Jesse Waln.[1]

When it was incorporated into a borough on April 9, 1849, it covered what today is called East Frankford, between the Little Tacony (or Tackawanna) and Frankford Creeks, including Frankford and Bridesburg Stations on the former Pennsylvania Railroad, Whitehall Commons, and the Frankford Arsenal.[2] It lay northwest of Bridesburg Borough, and southeast of Frankford Borough. It was situated in the old township of Tacony and the later Northern Liberties Township.

In 1853, the part of Whitehall that lay between Torresdale Avenue and Frankford Creek and below what is now Whitehall Commons was ceded to the borough of Frankford, leaving it with an area of only 0.471 square-mile.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Bristol Pike, by Samuel Fitch Hotchkin, published by George W. Jacobs, 1893
  2. ^ a b William Bucke Campbell, Old Towns and Districts of Philadelphia, City History Society of Philadelphia, 1942.

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