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      Kingsessing is located next to the neighborhoods of Cedar Park, Southwest Schuylkill, and Mount Moriah, as well as the borough of Yeadon in Delaware County. It is roughly bounded by Cobbs Creek and 60th Street to the southwest, Woodland Avenue to the southeast, 53rd Street to the northeast, and Baltimore Avenue to the northwest.

      The name Kingsessing or Chinsessing comes from the Delaware Indian word for “a place where there is a meadow”. The origins of Kingsessing are found in the village of the same name that roughly occupied the same site as the current neighborhood. Kingsessing became the name of the township in which the original Indian and Swedish village stood.

      The area is serviced by the 49th Street Station, which is located at 1104 S. 49th Street and serves the Media/Elwyn Line.   The Grays Ferry Bridge is also heavily relied upon for transportation by car.   The bridge travels over the Schuylkill River into Grays Ferry, leading to Center City and other areas.

      The S. Weir Mitchell School was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.


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