The original town name for Norristown was just Norris. Even though it was officially incorporated as a borough in 1812, it was a center for commerce long before 1784 when Montgomery County was incorporated. Many evidences of its early history may still be seen today with a large number of historic buildings.
Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau
Norristown is just east of Valley Forge
Valley Forge National Historic Site
Post Office Box 953
Valley Forge, PA 19482
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Elmwood Park Zoo
The Zoo Is Located Off U.S. Route 202 South On Harding Boulevard In Central Norristown, Pennsylvania. Follow The Zoo's Highway Directional Signs.
The zoo features more than 15O fascinating wild animals of North America including, jaguars, cougars, wolves, bison, elk, prairie dogs, otters, bobcats, alligators, eagles, owls, and many more
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Norristown has a Mayor/Council form of government.
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, Pennsylvania 19404-0311
Voice: (610) 278-3000
Norristown Libraries Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Norristown Schools A schools page for Norristown.
Miscellany The population of Norristown was:
1990 - 30,754
1996 - 30,037 (estimate)