Old Towns and Districts of Philadelphia

Joe Menkevich provided this file which is a pdf of “Old Towns and Districts of Philadelphia”.  William Bucke Campbell introduced this material in an address to the City History Society in 1941.  The Pennsylvania State University digitized this copy and has previously made it available for free download.

If you want to know about all the little town, villages, districts and boroughs that once were in the county of Philadelphia before the great consolidation in 1854, then this is the book for you. We’re placing the link on our history page for permanent reference.

William Bucke Campbell was also a member of the Historical Society of Frankford, and the Society has in their library, a complete set of the Publications from the now defunct City Historical Society of Philadelphia.

Campbell, William Bucke. 1942. Old towns and districts of Philadelphia; an address delivered before the City history society of Philadelphia, February 26, 1941. [Philadelphia]: City history Society of Philadelphia.