1. Germantown Special Services DistrictThe Germantown Special Services District is a municipal authority in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, creating a growing and thriving business district for the community. We are a district of possibilities.
2. Germantown United CDCMission: To promote and facilitate the revitalization of Germantown and its business corridors through a sustainable, creative, and community-driven approach to economic development.
Pioneering free jazz muscian Sun Ra moved his band The Arkestra from New York City to Germantown in 1968 and never left.
The first written protest against slavery was written in 1688 at the corner of Germantown Ave & Wister St.
Germantown Avenue, also known as "The Great Road," follows an Indian path from the Delaware River.
Germantown was an independent municipality until 1854, when it became part of the City of Philadelphia.
During the Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1793, President George Washington and his cabinet moved to Germantown.
Germantown Avenue is part of the Colonial Germantown National Historic District, the longest National Historic District in the U.S.