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Norristown

About Norristown

30,689 in city
6,533,122 in metro
9 km² (3 mi²)
Norristown lies on the Schuylkill River about 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Philadelphia. It is the seat of Montgomery County, a center of industry and banking, as well as a residential suburb of Philadelphia. Norristown was founded by Isaac Norris, who bought a large tract of the William Penn estate in 1701. The Valley Forge National Historic Park, an important site in the American Revolution, is located 5 miles (8 km) to the west.

Metro Cities

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No. of Buildings

No. Current status
18 All Buildings
17
existing
1
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 One Montgomery Plaza - 1973
2 Sandy Hill Terrace - 1980
3 2617 DeKalb Pike - 1963
4 2615 DeKalb Pike - 1963
5 Stony Creek Office Center - 1900

Building types

No. Type
14 low-rise building
2 mast (pole)
1 mast (framework)
1 church