Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

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Conshohocken is a borough on the Schuylkill River in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in suburban Philadelphia. Historically a large mill town and industrial and manufacturing center, after the decline of industry in recent years Conshohocken has developed into a center of riverfront commercial and residential development.[1] It is commonly referred to by its colloquial nickname, Conshy.[2] The name 'Conshohocken' comes from 'Gueno-sheiki-hacking', meaning 'Pleasant Valley' in the native language of the Lenape tribe of the area's native Americans who first occupied the land over 300 years ago.[citation needed]

In 1940, a New York Times columnist noted lightheartedly that "Some of the residents of Conshohocken, Pa. are concerned because Kitty Foyle's father, in Christopher Morley's novel "Kitty Foyle" (Lippincott), uses the name of their town as a swear word. Others think that it may help advertise the town. One thing is sure—it makes a rattling good cuss-word."[3]

The sister community of West Conshohocken is located across the Schuylkill.

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Geography

Conshohocken is located at 40°4′38″N 75°18′7″W / 40.07722°N 75.30194°W / 40.07722; -75.30194 (40.077135, -75.302009)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.97%) is water. ..

Demographics

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