Philly Block Project

How Philadelphia’s neighborhoods got their names

August 23, 2016

EXCERPT: “Kensington was named by a colonial merchant named Anthony Palmer, who purchased almost 200 acres of land northeast of the center of Philadelphia and sold it in lots to shipbuilders. He named the town he founded after the London area where Kensington Palace is located. His own name lives on in the burial ground there, known as Palmer Cemetery.”

For the full article, visit The Week.