Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania

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Natrona Heights
Unincorporated community
Harrison Township
Natrona Heights is located in Pennsylvania
Natrona Heights
Natrona Heights
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°37′24″N 79°43′47″W / 40.62333°N 79.72972°W / 40.62333; -79.72972Coordinates: 40°37′24″N 79°43′47″W / 40.62333°N 79.72972°W / 40.62333; -79.72972
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Elevation[1] 994 ft (303 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 15065
Area code(s) 724, 878
GNIS feature ID 1182183
Website http://harrisontwp.com/

Natrona Heights is an unincorporated community in Harrison Township, Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania;[1] it is located in Western Pennsylvania within the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, approximately 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Pittsburgh. Natrona Heights is situated near the Allegheny River, Natrona, Brackenridge, and Tarentum.

Museums and other points of interest[edit]

Natrona Heights is home to both the Pittsburgh-Tarentum Campmeeting Association, a Methodist-based camp over 160 years old,[2] and to the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center.[3] The town's first structure, the Burtner House, still stands and is open for festivals several times a year.[4] The Community Library of Allegheny Valley, Harrison Branch also serves Natrona Heights.[5]

Education[edit]

The community is within the Highlands School District. Highlands High School and Highlands Middle School are in Natrona Heights. Private schools include Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Elementary School and Saint Joseph High School.

Usage in popular culture[edit]

Knightriders[edit]

The film Knightriders (1981) by George A. Romero starring Ed Harris used scenes shot on Princeton Street and in a restaurant on Freeport Road in Natrona Heights, as well as several scenes in neighboring Natrona for the movie. Most of the film was shot in nearby Fawn Township.

Promised Land[edit]

During interviews for the film Promised Land (2012 film) (2012) which was shot in Western Pennsylvania, star John Krasinski revealed that his father Ronald had grown up in the Natrona Heights area.[6]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Natrona Heights". Geographic Names Information System. 1979-08-02. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Tarentum Campgrounds: An oasis of peace from a bygone era". Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Pittsburgh Buddhist Center". Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Burtner House". Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  5. ^ "Community Library of Allegheny Valley". Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  6. ^ "John Krasinski and Gus Van Sant totally immersed in film shot in Pittsburgh". Retrieved 201-01-29.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)