Philadelphia County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Margaret Murphy
(215) 686-7326
Cynthia Figueroa, Commissioner
Department of Human Services
(215) 683-4347

Philadelphia County was one of the three original counties created by William Penn in November, 1682. Its name signified "brotherly love," although the original Philadelphia in Asia Minor was actually "the city of Philadelphus." Philadelphia was laid out in 1682 as the county seat of the Province; it was chartered as a city in 1701, and rechartered in 1789. On February 2, 1854, all municipalities within the county were consolidated with the city. The county offices were merged with the city government in 1952.

Philadelphia County

Philadelphia County Facts

Population
1,517,550
Class
1st, Home Rule
Founded
1682
County Seat
Philadelphia, PA
Website
www.phila.gov
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