(1) A university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(2) A Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
(3) One of the British colonies that formed the United States
On March 4, 1681, Charles II of England granted a land tract to William Penn for the area that now includes Pennsylvania. Penn then founded a colony there as a place of religious freedom for Quakers, and named it for the Latin sylvania meaning "woods," thus "Pennsylvania."
- A state of the United States of America. Capital: Harrisburg.
- The first, and historically largest, now defunct US railroad, a hallmark of the industrial age.