Conshohocken, in Montgomery County PA, sits on one square mile on the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank. It was officially incorporated in 1850, and prior to that it was called Matson’s Ford across from Harry’s Ford, named for the river runners at the crossing. American troops crossed here twice in 1777 during the revolutionary war.
Fayette Street was named for General Lafayette, who crossed two thousand troops here in 1778 to escape the British. There is a statue dedicated to Edward Hector who also led a famous escape. He chose this as his home and died here in 1834 in a cabin on the corner of Fayette & Hector Streets, not knowing the townspeople would erect a statue in his honor twenty years after.
The name Conshohocken could mean Elegant Ground Place, Big Trough Ground Place, Large Bowl Ground Place or Pleasant Valley. It is thought to be named for the bend in the water and the shape of the land here. Regardless, it originated from the Unami people who lived here when the settlers came from William Penn’s sales of land from the Tammany Clan.
Later, a canal was dug that aided in industry by making the Schuylkill navigable for cargo and transportation, as well as for power generation. It quickly became well known for industry starting with Mills. Perhaps the most famous industry being the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, or Lee of Conshohocken, known for tire manufacturing. Eventually, the manufacturing hub expanded its roots, leaving “Conshy” to become a beloved residential community for the melting pot of workers it housed. Immigrants had flooded into the area for industrial work from Italy, Ireland, Poland and other European places, and they decided to call it their permanent home.
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