Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

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Drexel Hill is a Census-designated place in Upper Darby Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. Drexel Hill is located southwest of Center City, Philadelphia and is part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The population was 30,036 at the 2007 census.[1]

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Geography

Drexel Hill is located at 39°57′00″N 75°18′7″W / 39.95°N 75.30194°W / 39.95; -75.30194 (39.949962, -75.301841).[2]

The CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), all of it land.[3]

Drexelbrook

Drexelbrook is a community within Drexel Hill that encompasses 1,223 homes in 90 federal style buildings, a small business center and over 2,600 parking spaces, including 520 private garages. The community provides recreational areas for all ages. There are playgrounds and walking paths throughout.

Historic sites

The Swedish Log Cabin on Creek Road alongside Darby Creek is possibly the oldest log house in North America. Drexel Hill is located within the area claimed by the Swedish colony of New Sweden. The cabin is believed to have been built by early Swedish settlers who were part of New Sweden colony. The cabin was most likely built between 1638 and 1655, but the exact year is not known.. Log Cabin architecture was a major contribution of the colonial Swedes. European settlers from other countries copied this style of housing and the log cabin became popular all across America.[4]

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