- a NW section of Philadelphia, Pa.: American defeat by British 1777.
- a town in SW Tennessee.
- a town in SE Wisconsin.
- Informal. any U.S. city neighborhood heavily populated with persons of German descent.
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They had three young children and lived in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.The FBI File Heist That Changed History
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There is a railroad, well known thereabouts, going to Germantown.
In this capacity he was at the battles of Germantown and Monmouth.
"Wister's Big House" was the first countryseat in Germantown.The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia
The principal American colony is at Germantown, Pa. (first settled 1683).The Greatest Highway in the World
Four roads led into Germantown and all these the Americans used.Washington and his Comrades in Arms