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Welcome to Germantown ...

Germantown is located in Philadelphia County<1>.

Germantown was established in 1683.

Germantown is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Germantown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Germantown ...

While we believe that this Germantown is located in Philadelphia County, we know of another 5 Pennsylvania communities named Germantown. Those communities are located in the following counties: Adams, Cambria, Columbia, Franklin and Pike County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 55 communities that are also named Germantown - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (4), Massachusetts (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (3), North Carolina (2), Ohio (6), Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Germantown.

Communities near Germantown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Germantown.

  • Philadelphia [Philadelphia County]
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    • Philadelphia [Philadelphia County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Germantown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,584,064 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<4>
  • Camden [Camden County]
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    • Camden [Camden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Germantown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 73,562 people
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  • Norristown [Montgomery County]
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    • Norristown [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Germantown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,341 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norristown<4>
  • Chester [Delaware County]
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    • Chester [Delaware County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Germantown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,000 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lansdale [Montgomery County]
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      • Lansdale [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of Germantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,083 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansdale<4>
    • Phoenixville [Chester County]
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      • Phoenixville [Chester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Germantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,968 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenixville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenixville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenixville<4>
    • Yeadon [Delaware County]
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      • Yeadon [Delaware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Germantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,496 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yeadon<4>
    • Gloucester City [Camden County]
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      • Gloucester City [Camden County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the south of Germantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,219 people
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    • Darby [Delaware County]
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      • Darby [Delaware County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Germantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,702 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darby<4>
    • Lansdowne [Delaware County]
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      • Lansdowne [Delaware County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Germantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansdowne have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansdowne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansdowne<4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Germantown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Germantown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Germantown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Germantown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Germantown. See our Newspapers Page for Germantown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Germantown ...

Looking for more information about Germantown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Germantown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Germantown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Germantown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Philadelphia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Germantown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Germantown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Germantown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Germantown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Germantown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0280, Longitude: -75.1725    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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