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Show map of the US. Norristown is a borough (with home rule status) in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. Located along the Schuylkill River approximately six miles from the Philadelphia city limits, Norristown has a population of 34,324 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.What is Norristown PA known for?
It is the fourth most populous municipality in the county and second most populous borough in Pennsylvania. It is the largest non-township municipality in Montgomery County. The area where Norristown sits was originally owned by the family of Isaac Norris. Along with William Trent, Norris purchased the land on October 7, 1704 for 50¢ per acre.How did norriston become the largest borough in Pennsylvania?
Growing rapidly after the Civil War, it swelled to 22,265 people by 1900. By 1940 it was home to 38,181 Norristonians, making it the most populous borough in Pennsylvania before declining in the decades after World War II, and in fact it was described in that year as "the most populous independent borough in the United States."What is the geography of Norristown NH?
Geography. Norristown has four distinct neighborhoods: the West End, the East End, the North End, and the downtown. It is bounded by West Norriton, East Norriton, and Plymouth Townships, as well as Bridgeport Borough.