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La Mott

Camp Town
Unincorporated community
Neighborhood of Cheltenham Township
La Mott, corner of Willow Avenue and Sycamore Avenue. September 2012.
La Mott, corner of Willow Avenue and Sycamore Avenue. September 2012.
La Mott is located in Pennsylvania
La Mott
La Mott
Location in Pennsylvania
La Mott is located in the United States
La Mott
La Mott
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Township Cheltenham PA township seal.svg Cheltenham
Commissioner Harvey Portner
Area
 • Total .261 sq mi (0.68 km2)
 • Land .261 sq mi (0.68 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
230 ft (70 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,554
 • Density 13,617/sq mi (5,257/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Area codes 215, 267 and 445
Pennsylvania Historical Marker
Official name: Village of La Mott
Designated: June 1973

La Mott is an unincorporated residential community in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It borders Philadelphia along Cheltenham Avenue.

The name honors Lucretia Mott, who lived here from the 1850s to her death in 1880. Her house, Roadside, was a major stop on the Underground Railroad. There are 65 locations in the continental United States named Mott, but this is the only one named La Mott. La Mott has the ZIP code of 19027.

Formerly known as Camp Town, La Mott was the site of Camp William Penn, the first federal training site for black soldiers during the Civil War.

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