borough (1990 pop. 30,749), seat of Montgomery co., SE Pa., on the Schuylkill River; settled c.1712, laid out 1784, inc. 1812. Among its manufactures are textiles, medical equipment, machinery, metal and petroleum products, explosives, furniture, foods, consumer goods, and windows and doors. The borough is named for Isaac Norris (1671–1735), a Quaker merchant and a mayor of Philadelphia, who in 1704 bought a large tract of land there from his friend William PennPenn, William,
1644–1718, English Quaker, founder of Pennsylvania, b. London, England; son of Sir William Penn. Early Life

He was expelled (1662) from Oxford for his religious nonconformity and was then sent by his father to the Continent to overcome his
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. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, a commander during the Civil War and Democratic candidate for president in 1880, was born in Norristown and is buried there. The County Historical Society is noted for its collection of local folk art. Nearby is Valley ForgeValley Forge,
on the Schuylkill River, SE Pa., NW of Philadelphia. There, during the American Revolution, the main camp of the Continental Army was established (Dec., 1777–June, 1778) under the command of Gen. George Washington.
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M2 PRESSWIRE-July 29, 2019-: Dragon Boat Club and the Borough Of Norristown are partnering to host a Family Fun Day Filled with Numerous Activities and LIVE Entertainment
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Michael Walsh joined state, and Norristown and Montgomery County officials in a tour of the borough.
William Blair analyst Brian Drab has learned that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is close to issuing a permit to Amazon (AMZN) that would allow the company to expand textile printing capacity in its Norristown, Pennsylvania, facility by 50%.
Norristown, Pennsylvania: US comedian Bill Cosby, 81, has been sentenced to three to 10 years in a state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago.
A jury in Norristown, a suburb north of Cosby's hometown of Philadelphia, found him guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April.
Norristown, PA, August 29, 2018 --( High Swartz LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Norristown and Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce that 10 of its attorneys have been named U.S.
In conjunction, Firmament has partnered with Norristown Capital Partners, an Arkansas family office, to consummate the transaction.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) officials told journalists the accident between the two Norristown High-Speed Line trains happened around 12:15 a.m.
They could not reach a unanimous verdict yesterday after 52 hours of deliberations over six days in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
The judge at Montgomery County Courthouse, Norristown, Pennsylvania, then declared a mistrial.
Cosby used his power and fame to violate a former college basketball manager, Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden said in her opening statement at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Philadelphia.
Stan Huskey has retired from his position as editor of The Times Herald in Norristown, Pa.