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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a consolidated city-county, was founded in 1682 by William Penn, who made it the capital of Pennsylvania Colony. Penn used the Greek words philos, meaning “love” and “adelpho” meaning brother” to name the city. The city was a meeting place for America’s founding fathers who met there to hammer out the details of the Constitution, sign the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It was also a capital of the country during the American Revolution.

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