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Philadelphia is split between two primary graticules, as the city is bisected by the 40th parallel. The southern Philadelphia graticule is at 39 N, -75 W. The northern graticule is at 40 N, -75 W. Parts of the Far Northeast are in the Newark, New Jersey graticule, and many of the South Jersey suburbs are in the Atlantic City, New Jersey graticule; those may be more convenient to get to for some people, depending on the coordinates of the day.

Come visit the Geohash - Philadelphia Facebook group.

Today's Locations[edit]

Philadelphia (North)

Philadelphia (South)

Areas within the North Graticule[edit]

  • Pennsylvania
    • Half of Philadelphia, including Northwest Philadelphia, North Philadelphia north of approximately Allegheny Avenue, and most of Northeast Philadelphia
    • About half of Chester County
    • Most of Montgomery, Bucks, and Berks Counties, including Reading, Doylestown, Norristown, and most of the Main Line
    • All of the Lehigh Valley
    • Most of Carbon and Monroe Counties
    • Small parts of Luzerne and Pike Counties
  • New Jersey
    • Parts of Hunterdon and Warren Counties

Areas within the South Graticule[edit]

  • Pennsylvania
    • Half of Philadelphia, including Center City, South Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, and North Philadelphia south of approximately Allegheny Avenue
    • Most of Delaware and Chester Counties
  • Delaware
    • All of New Castle County including Wilmington and Newark
    • Most of Kent County including Dover
    • Most of Delaware Bay
  • Maryland
    • Most of Cecil County, and parts of Kent, Queen Anne's, and Caroline Counties
  • New Jersey
    • Parts of Camden County including Camden and Haddonfield
    • Parts of Gloucester and Cumberland Counties
    • All of Salem County

(The South Graticule is one of 14 (or so) known graticules to span 4 US states.)

Local Geohashers[edit]

  • jake is in Willow Grove, cycle equiped, and has a portable grill.
  • Casey is in Philly and willing to visit geohashes in the city.
  • TLP is here, but lazy and car-less. Will attempt (very) nearby hashes.
  • Olorwen is also here, but also currently car-less. Will attempt some Delaware hashes!
  • cpthomp is here in Newark, and has a car, up for Delaware, PA, MD hashes
  • cshulse is in Philadelphia and is hoping for a Saturday Meetup between 39.5 and 40.5 because gas is quite pricey these days.
  • rkweicker lives in Philly - and will definitely hit up any hashes that are in and around the city.
  • tjs204 lives in Bethlehem - goes to Lehigh - and is quite un-car'd. Will attempt any local, Bethlehem area Meet-Ups
  • TheWaySheGoes is in Philadelphia and ready to give hashing a try! Bicycle and car equipt up for all kinds of hashes.
  • Skavoovee is in Collegeville and would love to give this a shot! Has a car and is willing to drive around a bit!
  • TexasDex is in Philly but is without car until... probably a long time. I'd happily attempt a meetup that is SEPTA/bike accessible; other meetings probably not, unless my car-owning XKCD friend is interested.
  • IchiroKatsuo is smack-dab in the middle of south jersey, and is another car-less 'hasher. will also attemt some AC geohashes, cause he's within walking distance of the border.
  • Jsharpminor is a musician in the Allentown area who had seen the Geohashing comic and didn't think much of it until 24 July he's interested in possibly doing some meetups!
  • Chris is a Jerseyite in the North region Philadolphin in the South region who caught the bug on July 24th, 2008 with his first hash! Has a car! Range extends with interest! Made YOGEOHASH.
  • Kyla can't believe Chris got her into this. From the Bethlehem area, owns a car, recognizable by a black fedora.
  • Peppage Lives in south Jersey and is ready to drive/go exciting places.
  • Jevanyn lives in Somerville, and is a supporter of the Museum of Art (the one with the Rocky statue), so he's in the city on occasion.
  • Madmaxie hails from the Spring Garden neighborhood, has an aging road bike, lives a block from a beer distributor, and will gladly bring slightly warm, shaken-up refreshments to a meeting, along with a frisbee and an iPod laden with horrible 80's music.
  • Blastercorps Car-equipped newbie to geohashing, will go to any nearby locations.
  • RugbyBeef is in University City, Prius equipped with GPS, and is hoping to make this a routine thing.
  • Subotai45 is in Gloucester County and has a car.

Attempted Geohashes[edit]

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
South Thwarted! Details: 2015-09-16 39 -75
  • Friday, September 11, 2015
South Thwarted! Details: 2015-09-11 39 -75
  • Friday, September 4, 2015
South Success! Details: 2015-09-04 39 -75
  • Sunday, February 17, 2013
South Success! Details: 2013-02-17 39 -75
  • Sunday August 19, 2012
North Thwarted Details: 2012-08-19 40 -75
  • Saturday, March 31, 2012
South Success! Details: 2012-03-31 39 -75
  • Saturday, March 17, 2012
South Success! Details: 2012-03-17_39_-75
  • Friday, March 16, 2012
North Success! Details: 2012-03-16 40 -75
  • Thursday, March 15, 2012
South Success! Details: 2012-03-15_39_-75
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2011
North Thwarted Details: 2011-05-25 40 -75
  • Friday, September 24, 2010
North Success! Details: 2010-09-24 40 -75
  • Sunday, March 7, 2010
South Success! Details: 2010-03-07_39_-75
  • Monday, December 7, 2009
North Success! Details: 2009-12-07_40_-75
  • Friday, December 4, 2009
North Thwarted Details: 2009-12-04_40_-75
  • Friday, November 27, 2009
South Success! Details: 2009-11-27_39_-75
  • Sunday, July 26, 2009
North Success! Details: 2009-07-26 40 -75
  • Saturday, May 9, 2009
North Success! Details: 2009-05-09_40_-75
  • Saturday, January 10, 2009
South Not sure if anyone went. Details: 2009-01-10 39 -75
  • Saturday, January 3, 2009
North Success! Details: 2009-01-03_40_-75
  • Monday, December 15, 2008
South Success! Details: 2008-12-15_39_-75
  • Saturday, December 6, 2008
North Semi-Success! Details: 2008-12-06_40_-75
  • Saturday, October 18, 2008
North Success! Details: 2008-10-18_40_-75
  • Saturday, September 6, 2008
South Thwarted Details: 2008-09-06 39 -75
  • Thursday, July 24, 2008
North Thwarted Details: 2008-07-24 40 -75
  • Saturday, July 12, 2008
North Success! Details: 2008-07-12_40_-75
  • Saturday, June 28, 2008
North rseasmith was late and forgot his camera! :( No one else showed up however, so no harm done.
South Success! Read all about it here: 2008-06-28_39_-75
  • Saturday, June 7, 2008
North There seems to have been a successful expedition to 2008-06-07 40 -75


Cshulse & Rkweicker earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (39, -75) graticule, here, on 2008-06-28.
Zack earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (40, -75) graticule, here, on 2008-06-07.