Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia

A map of the city of Philadelphia, with colored sections separating sections of the city.Map of the City of Philadelphia as consolidated in 1854. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

Civic boosters in the late nineteenth century adopted “Greater Philadelphia” as a phrase denoting aspirations for progress as well as way of describing the region including Philadelphia and extending beyond its boundaries. For more than a century since, numerous businesses and other organizations, including The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, have signaled their regional scope by adopting this phrase. This layer of the Encyclopedia emphasizes topics that cross the region of Philadelphia, southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and Delaware, including governance, geography and settlement patterns, infrastructure, transportation, and social issues.

Topics: Regional Connections and Impact

Gallery: Regional Connections and Impact

Timeline: Regional Connections and Impact

Map: Regional Connections and Impact

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