Philadelphia County Physical, Cultural & Historical Features

Note 1: The Cultural Feature "Locales" can be very helpful in getting oriented in a new community.
Note 2: Links for Local Area Search and Driving Directions are below each feature map.

Physical Features
Bars 1
Bays 1
Capes 9
Falls 2
Flats 2
Islands 2
Lakes 5
Streams 23
Summits 4
Valleys 5
Cultural Features
Airports 17
Bridges 15
Buildings 366
Canals 1
Cemeteries 37
Channels 11
Churches 55
Civil 2
Crossings 31
Dams 7
Hospitals 55
Locales 129
Parks 324
Post Offices 40
Reservoirs 8
Schools 456
Towers 29
Historical Features
Airports 3
Buildings 3
Hospitals 2
Islands 2
Locales 4
Parks 7
Populated Places 1
Schools 2
Streams 8
  • Physical Features are the natural features of the Earth's surface.
  • Cultural Features are landscape features that were created or shaped by humans.
  • Historical Features are features that no longer exist on the landscape.
  • Historical Landmarks: Pennsylvania's National Historic Landmarks