• West Philadelphia, in Blockley Township, PennsylvaniaBlockley Township and west of the Schuylkill River, was created a borough on February 17, 1844, and embraced Hamilton, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaHamilton and Mantua, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMantua villages and the ground between. On April 3, 1853, its title was changed to the district of West Philadelphia and its boundaries considerably enlarged. Source:

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