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Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
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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
Township Harrison
Elevation
994 ft (303 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
15065
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

Knightriders

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.

Promised Land

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

Education

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.

Notable people

  • 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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