Norristown, Pennsylvania

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Norristown is a borough (with home rule status) in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.wikipedia
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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Norristown is a borough (with home rule status) in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.
The county seat is Norristown.

Norristown Area School District

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Other major Norristown employers with a considerable presence are the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, USM (formerly U.S. Maintenance), U.S. Roofing Corporation, BartonPartners Architects+Planners, Chandler Bats, and the Norristown Area School District.
The school district serves the borough of Norristown, East Norriton Township, and West Norriton Township municipalities in central Montgomery County, just north-west of Philadelphia.

U.S. Route 202 in Pennsylvania

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U.S. 202 is the major north–south route through the town, connecting it with other nearby county seats such as Doylestown and West Chester.
It follows a general southwest to northeast direction through the state, passing through or by West Chester, King of Prussia, Norristown, Montgomeryville, Doylestown, and New Hope.

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit

Montgomery County Schools and Intermediate Unit
Other major Norristown employers with a considerable presence are the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, USM (formerly U.S. Maintenance), U.S. Roofing Corporation, BartonPartners Architects+Planners, Chandler Bats, and the Norristown Area School District.
The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) was founded in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States and is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Norristown Transportation Center

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Numerous rail lines, bus routes, multi-use trails, and parking areas converge at the Norristown Transportation Center (NTC).
Norristown Transportation Center is a two-level multimodal public transportation regional hub located in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, operated by SEPTA.

Pennsylvania Turnpike

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Main Street (also known as Ridge Pike outside of the municipality) and Airy Street run east–west through the downtown, eventually leading to interchanges for I-476 (the Blue Route) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276), respectively, in Plymouth Meeting. The Lafayette Street Extension Project, a $60 million effort now underway by Montgomery County, PennDOT, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will improve highway access and mobility into downtown Norristown by widening Lafayette Street and extending it eastward toward Ridge Pike and Conshohocken, with eventual connections to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) and the US 202 Dannehower Bridge.
In 2015, the roadway had an annual average daily traffic count ranging from a high of 120,000 vehicles between Norristown and I-476 to a low of 12,000 vehicles between the Ohio border and the interchange with I-79 and U.S. Route 19 (US 19).

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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U.S. 202 is the major north–south route through the town, connecting it with other nearby county seats such as Doylestown and West Chester.
Known for years as "William Doyle's Tavern," its strategic location, at the intersection of the road (now U.S. Route 202) linking Swede's Ford (Norristown) and Coryell's Ferry (New Hope) and the road (now PA Route 611) linking Philadelphia and Easton, allowed the hamlet to blossom into a village.

Norristown High Speed Line

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SEPTA operates eight Suburban Division bus routes (, and ), one interurban rapid transit route (the Norristown High Speed Line to 69th Street Transportation Center), and a Regional Rail line (the Manayunk/Norristown Line to Center City Philadelphia) out of the NTC complex.
The Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) is a 13.4 mi interurban light rapid transit line operated by SEPTA, running between the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby and the Norristown Transportation Center in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

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Other major Norristown employers with a considerable presence are the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, USM (formerly U.S. Maintenance), U.S. Roofing Corporation, BartonPartners Architects+Planners, Chandler Bats, and the Norristown Area School District.
The six regional offices located in Norristown, Harrisburg, Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre, Pittsburgh, and Meadville provide permitting, inspection, enforcement, and other field services for environmental protection programs.

Main Street station (SEPTA)

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The other two are Main Street and Elm Street, the latter of which serves as the terminus of the line.
Main Street station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States.

East Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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It is bounded by West Norriton, East Norriton, and Plymouth townships, as well as the borough of Bridgeport.
The township is situated on the US 202 corridor, north of King of Prussia and Norristown.

Elm Street station

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The other two are Main Street and Elm Street, the latter of which serves as the terminus of the line.
Elm Street station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Pottstown, Pennsylvania

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The Schuylkill River Trail, which connects Philadelphia to Pottstown and runs through downtown Norristown, also passes through the NTC complex.
Over time, Pottsgrove grew, and in 1815 it was incorporated under the name Pottstown, becoming the second borough in Pennsylvania, after Norristown.

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

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With the opening of new malls in nearby King of Prussia and Plymouth Meeting, the downtown declined in the decades after World War II.
US 202 is the only major highway that becomes a surface road through the area, heading southwest towards West Chester as a freeway and northeast towards Norristown as Dekalb Pike, a surface road.

Norristown State Hospital

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Norristown State Hospital, originally known as the State Lunatic Hospital at Norristown, is an active state-funded psychiatric hospital located outside the city of Philadelphia in suburban Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Selma Mansion

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Selma Mansion is one of the oldest and most historic structures in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Ridge Pike

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Main Street (also known as Ridge Pike outside of the municipality) and Airy Street run east–west through the downtown, eventually leading to interchanges for I-476 (the Blue Route) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276), respectively, in Plymouth Meeting.
The road reaches the western border of the borough of Norristown, where SR 3009 ends and West Airy Street, which is one-way westbound, joins West Main Street.

Norristown Farm Park

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Norristown Farm Park is a 690 acre Pennsylvania state park in East Norriton and West Norriton Townships and the Borough of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in the United States.

Delaware Valley

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Norristown sits at the junction of several major roads in the Philadelphia region.
Older townships and large boroughs such as Cheltenham, Norristown, Jenkintown, Upper Darby and West Chester retain distinct community identities while engulfed in suburbia.

SEPTA Regional Rail

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SEPTA operates eight Suburban Division bus routes (, and ), one interurban rapid transit route (the Norristown High Speed Line to 69th Street Transportation Center), and a Regional Rail line (the Manayunk/Norristown Line to Center City Philadelphia) out of the NTC complex.
Service to Pottsville via Reading and Norristown, also ended July 27, 1981.

U.S. Route 202

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The Lafayette Street Extension Project, a $60 million effort now underway by Montgomery County, PennDOT, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will improve highway access and mobility into downtown Norristown by widening Lafayette Street and extending it eastward toward Ridge Pike and Conshohocken, with eventual connections to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) and the US 202 Dannehower Bridge.
The freeway then transitions into a divided highway, passing the King of Prussia mall and heading northeast through commercial areas before splitting into a one-way pair through the streets of Bridgeport and Norristown, crossing the Schuylkill River in the process.

Peter Boyle

Peter Lawrence Boyle was born on October 18, 1935 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the son of Alice (née Lewis) and Francis Xavier Boyle.

Geno Auriemma

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Auriemma emigrated with his family from Montella in Southern Italy to Norristown, Pennsylvania when he was seven years old, and he spent the rest of his childhood there.

Maria Bello

Bello was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Kathy, a school nurse and teacher, and Joe Bello, a contractor.