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Tinicum Township

629 N. Gov. Printz Blvd.
Essington, PA 19029

Phone: (610) 521-3530
Fax: (610) 521-3392

The area now known as the Township of Tinicum was originally inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape Indians. The name " Leni-Lenape " loosely interpreted in their Algonquian language meant “the real people” or “the original people.” The Township is approximately five square miles bordered by the Delaware River and Darby Creek.

At A Glance:

  • Date of Settlement: 1643
  • Incorporated: 1780
  • Area: 8.7 square miles
  • Population: 4,353 (2000 Census)
  • Distance to Center City Philadelphia: 12 miles
  • School District: Interboro

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