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Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
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|Elevation||994 ft (303 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||724, 878|
|GNIS feature ID||1182183|
Natrona Heights is an unincorporated community in Harrison Township, Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. 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
- See also: List of museums in Pennsylvania
Natrona Heights is home to both the Pittsburgh-Tarentum Campmeeting Association, a Methodist-based camp over 160 years old, and to the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center. The town's first structure, the Burtner House, still stands and is open for festivals several times a year. The Community Library of Allegheny Valley, Harrison Branch also serves Natrona Heights.
Usage in popular culture
- See also: List of films shot in Pittsburgh
The film Knightriders (1981) by George A. Romero starring Ed Harris used scenes shot on Pennsylvania Avenue 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.
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.
- Greg Christy, former NFL offensive lineman
- Jeff Christy, former NFL offensive lineman
- John Filo, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist
- Cookie Gilchrist, former AFL and NFL running back
- Larry J. Kulick, bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg
- Dick Modzelewski, former NFL defensive lineman and Outland Trophy winner
- Robert W. Olszewski, painter and miniatures artist
- Ed Sikov, American film scholar and author
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