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Germantown Philadelphia History

zip code - 19144  Germantown

William Penn made two trips to northern Europe in the late 1600s seeking settlers for Pennsylvania.  Initially Dutch Quakers came, followed by immigrants from what is present day Germany, hence the designation, Germantown. In 1689, Penn signed articles of incorporation for Germantown. The first bailiff was Francis Daniel Pastorius.  German printing was begun in Germantown in the 1700s by the printer, Christopher Sauer, who produced the Sauer Bible, the first German Bible printed in the colonies.

When Philadelphia was occupied by the British during the Revolution, British soldiers were housed in Germantown and in 1777 the Battle of Germantown was fought. In 1793 George Washington lived in the Deshler-Morris House to escape the heat and yellow fever that plagued Philadelphia.

Germantown Homes for Sale

Germantown is one of the oldest sections of Philadelphia, characterized by large colonial homes, mansions and lovely parks. The housing stock is varied, consisting of row homes that originally were workers’ houses as well as older single properties. The eastern part of Germantown has houses that might be entitled fixer – uppers. The housing stock ranges from $20,000 to $200,000. Germantown’s closeness to Manayunk and Chestnut Hill offers access to good restaurants and shopping.

 

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