|Elevation||3,484 ft (1,062 m)|
|Population||82,908 (Ranked 8th)|
|City of Philipstown|
Coat of Arms of Philipstown, Centralia
|Type||City by Royal Charter|
|Incorporated||8 March 1852|
Philipstown Town Hall|
265 High Street
|Navigation and map|
List of settlements in Guelphia|
List of places in Guelphia by population
Municipalities · Parishes
Philipstown (population: 82,908) is a town in the West Riding of Centralia. First settled in 1838, and gazetted as a municipal borough in 1852, Philipstown is today the eighth largest urban centre in Guelphia.
Originally known as Irwindale, after James Irwin, the founder of the town in the 1850s and a major landholder in the area. After Irwin was disgraced in a major scandal in the 1870s, Philipstown was renamed in honour of Prince Philip (later King Philip I) upon his birth in 1877.
References and notes
- By Letters Patent issued by the King on 2 November 1970, Philipstown is entitled to the status and privilege of the title of city.