Philly the city

The city of brotherly love as it is called and the history of the city in the founding of the United States of America. This was where the declaration of Independence was signed.  The Constitution was drafted and signed here. The first Congress was started here and was the temporary capital until Washington DC came along.



William Penn planned the city after a partial repayment of the debt, Charles II of England granted Penn a charter for what would become the Pennsylvania colony.  He bought the land to ensure peace for the city or colony.  He wanted to build this on the Delaware River and wanted to have it be more like an English rural town. William Penn laid out the roads on a grid plan. Yea, that didn’t happen. 

As mentioned above, Philadelphia served as the temporary capital of the United States of America, while DC and the U.S. Capitol were being built.

The city hosted  First continental congress (1744), but the revolutionary War. Second Continental Congress 1775-76 which signed the United States Declaration of Independence.  Constitutional Convention 1787 after the war.

It is the sixth-most populous U.S. which has 1,584,138 as of 2018.  It is the largest city in Pennsylvania. 

I could go on and on.


It has the following interstates

  • 76
  • 95
  • 676

US Routes

  • 1
  • 13
  • 30

Commuter rail and Rapid Transit

  • Septa Reginal Rail
  • Broad Street Line Market-Frankford Line
  • PATCO Speedline


They have many professional teams and they are the following

Team:LeagueVenueCapacityFounded Championships
PhilliesMLBCitizens Bank Park46,52818831980,2008
EaglesNFLLincoln Financial 69,17619331948, 1949, 1960, 2017
76ersNBAWells Fargo Center21,60016931966-67, 1982-83
FlyersNHLWells Fargo Center19,78619671973-74, 1974-75
UnionMLSTalen Energy18,5002010None
Sports in Philly