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How did Philadelphia get its name?

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2017-10-25 11:27:59
2017-10-25 11:27:59

The name Philadelphia is Greek and means City of Brotherly Love.

William Penn planned the layout of the city himself. It was based on a logical grid pattern and based around four town squares and would lie between the Delaware and Schuylkill (pr. SKOOL-kill) rivers . While a grid pattern sounds like no big deal today, it was a departure in the 17th century when cities grew up around crossroads and cow paths.
William Penn named the city Philadelphia, which is Greek for brotherly love (from philos, "love" or "friendship", and adelphos, "brother")
The name Philadelphia comes from Greek, meaning "Brotherly Love", hence one of Philadelphia's nicknames is "The City Of Brotherly Love"

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