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Encyclopedia > Kittanning, Pennsylvania
A view of Kittanning. The court house and bridge can be clearly seen.

Kittanning is a borough and the county seat of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA. It is sited 44 miles (71 km) northeast of Pittsburgh along the east bank of the Allegheny River. The name means "at the great stream" in the Delaware (Native American) language. Image File history File linksMetadata Kittanning_fromhill. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Kittanning_fromhill. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Armstrong_County. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1502x2106, 60 KB) Other versions Image:Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Crooked Creek near Ford City in Armstrong County Armstrong County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... The Allegheny River (historically, especially in New York state, also spelled Allegany River) is a principal tributary of the Ohio River, which it forms with the Monongahela River at the downtown Pittsburghs Golden Triangle point. The river is approximately 325 mi (523 km) long, in the U.S. states... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ...


Early in the twentieth century, it had large iron and steel works, foundries, coal mines, glassworks, flour and lumber mills, China, pottery, brick, lime, and clay works, mirror and typewriter factories, breweries, etc. In 1900, 3,902 people lived in Kittanning, and in 1910, there were 4,311 inhabitants. After Kittanning merged with Wickboro, an estimated 10,000 residents lived in Kittanning in 1914. In 1940, 7,550 residents existed. The population was 4,787 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Armstrong CountyGR6. It is located on the east bank of the Allegheny River, founded on the site of the 18th century Native American village of Kittanning at the western end of the Kittanning Path. The village was destroyed by a British raid in 1756 during the French and Indian War. The blast from the explosion of gunpowder stored in the chief's house was heard in Pittsburgh, 44 miles away. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Crooked Creek near Ford City in Armstrong County Armstrong County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The Allegheny River (historically, especially in New York state, also spelled Allegany River) is a principal tributary of the Ohio River, which it forms with the Monongahela River at the downtown Pittsburghs Golden Triangle point. The river is approximately 325 mi (523 km) long, in the U.S. states... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Kittanning was an 18th century Native American village in the Ohio Country, located on the Allegheny River at present-day Kittanning, Pennsylvania. ... The Kittanning Path was a major east-west Native American trail in western Pennsylvania used during the 18th century. ... 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants France First Nations allies: * Algonquin * Wyandot * Ojibwa * Ottawa * Shawnee Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) The French and Indian War was the nine-year North American chapter of the Seven Years War. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ...


It was the filming location for the 2002 movie, The Mothman Prophecies starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... This page is about the book, for the movie see The Mothman Prophecies (film) The Mothman Prophecies is a 1976 book by parapsychologist John Keel, described as nonfiction. ... Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. ... Laura Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning American actress, active in movies, television, and theatre. ...

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Geography

Kittanning is located at 40°49′12″N, 79°31′17″W (40.820085, -79.521398)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.7 km² (1.0 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 4,787 people, 2,032 households, and 1,117 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,777.2/km² (4,615.2/mi²). There were 2,251 housing units at an average density of 835.7/km² (2,170.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.31% White, 1.57% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,032 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.0% were non-families. 40.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.96. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $20,921, and the median income for a family was $30,822. Males had a median income of $29,036 versus $20,040 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,787. About 12.3% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Historical Trivia

  • Back when there were still train tracks in town, there were many hotels in the area, two of them were Hotel Steim and Hotel Alexander, neither of which are still there today.
  • The original bridge to cross the Allegheny River was removed. The current bridge was built higher than the old bridge because of flooding. The town and the bridge were the focus of the movie, The Mothman Prophecies, which was filmed in the borough.
  • Where the current Family Dollar Store is there use to be a building called The Reynolds house, which burnt down.
  • The playground on North Jefferson Street used to be The Kittanning Cemetery. They moved some of 274 graves to a new cemetery on Troy Hill Road in 1960.

The Allegheny River (historically, especially in New York state, also spelled Allegany River) is a principal tributary of the Ohio River, which it forms with the Monongahela River at the downtown Pittsburghs Golden Triangle point. The river is approximately 325 mi (523 km) long, in the U.S. states... This page is about the book, for the movie see The Mothman Prophecies (film) The Mothman Prophecies is a 1976 book by parapsychologist John Keel, described as nonfiction. ... A typical Family Dollar store. ...

Media

  • The Leader-Times, Armstrong County's only daily newspaper.
  • WTYM AM 1380 Kittanning
  • FamilyLife TV -- Cable station with local programming

WTYM is a commercially-licensed AM radio station broadcasting at 1380 khz with a maximum power output of 1,000 watts, non-directional. ...

Schools in Kittanning

Armstrong School District pennsylvania West Hills Primary School (WHPS) West Hills Intermediate School (WHIS) Kittanning Junior High School (KJHS) Kittanning Senior High School (KSHS) All in the Armstrong School District www.asd.k12.pa.us.


Stores and Shops in Kittanning

Hallmark
Eckerd
Family Dollar
IGA (supermarkets)
A hallmark is an official marking made by a trusted party, guardians of the craft or nowadays by an assay office, on items made of precious metals (platinum, gold and silver) that guarantees a certain purity of the metal. ... Eckerd is a drug store chain with more than 1,549 stores in more than 13 states across the Mid-Atlantic and New England portions of the United States. ... A typical Family Dollar store. ... IGA is a name used by many independent grocery stores throughout the world. ...


External links


Kittanning Area Calendar: http://www.armstrongcounty.com/events/calendar.php
Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Kittanning is a borough located in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, 44 miles (71 km) northeast of Pittsburgh.
After Kittanning merged with Wickboro, an estimated 10,000 residents lived in Kittanning in 1914.
It is located on the east bank of the Allegheny River, founded on the site of the 18th century Native American village of Kittanning at the western end of the Kittanning Path.
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