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Miscellaneous References and Mentions

While our initial data about Philadelphia came from various goverment sources (GNIS, US Census, FIPS), we also found mention of Philadelphia in various books, maps and other sources. When we find a mention, a fact or snippet, we add that information to our Gazetter.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Philadelphia. We hope that they will be useful to you.

Philadelphia is contained in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

From that list:

The Philadelphia post office opened in 1775.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Philadelphia:
Services available in 1895: had a Post Office, a Railroad Station, a Express Office

List of Post Offices in the United States (1870)
Published by the Government Printing Office

Philadelphia was listed as Philadelphia Courthouse.

Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851)
Published by W. & J.C. Greer, Printers

Philadelphia was listed as Philadelphia Courthouse.

U.S. Post Offices (1803)
Printed by order of the Post Master General

U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846)
Published by John T. Towers

Philadelphia was listed as Philadelphia Courthouse.

Map from 1860 (unknown title/publisher)

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916)

North American Railroad Atlas - Northeast
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by RailfanDepot, 2020
(Available from Amazon.com)

Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Pennsylvania (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We found Philadelphia in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Philadelphia for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Philadelphia. See our Misc Page for Philadelphia for more information.


Railroad Mentions of Philadelphia:

Philadelphia was mentioned in the following schedules:

Canadian National Railroad Time Tables (October 1960)

Canadian Pacific Railroad Time Tables (October 1899)

Greyhound Bus Time Table (November 1931)

Michigan Central Railroad Time Tables (July 1912)

New York Central Railroad Time Table (June 1941)

New York Central Railroad Time Table (April 1950)

New York Central Railroad Time Table (July 1902)

Southern Pacific Railroad Time Tables (July 1929)

The following routes mentioned Philadelphia as a scheduled stop:

The Capitol Limited: From Baltimore & Ohio Railroad timetable for the defunct Capitol Limited (train schedule from 1941). The Capitol Limited travelled between New York (IL) and Chicago (IL)

The National Limited: From Baltimore & Ohio Railroad timetable for the defunct National Limited (schedule from 1941). The National Limited travelled between New York (NY) and Saint Louis (MO)

The Orange Blossom Special: From Seaboard Air Line Railroad timetable for the defunct Orange Blossom Special (schedule from 1941). The Orange Blossom Special travelled between New York (NY) and Saint Petersburg (FL)

The Palmland: From Seaboard Air Line Railroad timetable for the defunct Palmland (schedule from 1969). The Palmland travelled between Boston (MA) and Camden (SC)

The Silver Comet: From Seaboard Air Line Railroad timetable for the defunct Silver Comet (schedule from 1947). The Silver Comet travelled between New York (NY) and Birmingham (AL)

The Silver Star: From Seaboard Air Line Railroad timetable for the defunct Silver Star (schedule from 1969). The Silver Star travelled between New York (NY) and Saint Petersburg (FL)

The official website for Philadelphia: www.phila.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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