Conshohocken is a borough on the Schuylkill River in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in suburban Philadelphia. Historically a large mill town and industrial and manufacturing center, after the decline of industry in recent years Conshohocken has developed into a center of riverfront commercial and residential development. In the regional slang, it is sometimes referred to by the colloquial nickname Conshy. The name ‘Conshohocken’ is Unami-Lenapi (Delaware Indian) for either Kanshi’hak’ing, or “Elegant-ground- place” or, more likely, Chottschinschu’hak’ing, which means “Big-trough-ground-place” or “Large-bowl-ground-place” to denote the big bend in the Tulpe’hanna (Turtle River, or modern Schuylkill River).
Conshohocken is served by two SEPTA regional railroad stations, both of which are along the Manayunk/Norristown Line. The main one officially located at Washington and Harry Streets, and the other at Spring Mill at the end of East North Lane, south of Hector Street. There is great opportunity here for a better partnership between government (federal, state and local), area businesses and the SEPTA to increase service levels and improve the shelter available at the stations, particularly for a rapidly growing number of reverse commuters from Philadelphia and beyond. The area is also served by two interstate highways: I-76 (here the Schuylkill Expressway) and I-476 (locally referred to as “the Blue Route”).