La Mott, Pennsylvania
A Brief Review of the Immediate Geographical Area
Within the continental United States there are 65 locations with the name “Mott”. There is however, only one location with the name “La Mott” and that is the historic location that this site is about. La Mott is an inhabited community on the North American continent, within the United States and the State of Pennsylvania. It is a part of Cheltenham Township, which is located in Montgomery County.
The United States Geographical Survey (USGS) and the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) identify and locate La Mott at Latitude 40.067 degrees and Longitude –75.133 (represented in decimal degrees and fractions of degrees).
The history of Cheltenham, which is one of the oldest townships in all of Pennsylvania, was established as a township in Philadelphia County by fifteen English Quakers in 1683. The township evolved in its early days as a center for commerce and industry. However, it was not until March 1900 that the township established and was recognized as a first class government in the state of Pennsylvania.
Today, it is considered a typical suburban residential community. Local historians state that the Township is an architectural museum containing examples from many periods of its long history. Communities within the township include Cedarbrook, Melrose Park, La Mott, Wyncote, Cheltenham Village, and Elkins Park, http://www.montcopa.org/commerce/chelten.htm
The area designated as “Historical La Mott” is the land situated in Cheltenham Township bounded on the east by Old York Road, on the west by Penrose Avenue, on the north by Beech Avenue and on the south by Cheltenham Avenue.
(Ref. Township of Cheltenham, ARTICLE XX, H-D Historical District [Added 11-19-1974 by Ord. No. 1343; amended 12-20-1988 by Ord. No. 1678])
An enlarged view of the area can be seen from the USGS map found at the link below. The U.S. Geological Survey in its mission to map the Nation and survey its resources produces USGS maps.