Western Pennsylvania’s Armstrong County was named in honor of Revolutionary War Major General John Armstrong, who also represented Pennsylvania as a delegate to the Continental Congress. The county was formed in 1800 from sections of Allegheny, Lycoming, and Westmoreland counties. Kittanning is the Armstrong County seat. Armstrong County is the home of Parker City, “The Smallest City in America,” with a population of just 799 people. It is the only city in Armstrong County. Other boroughs within the county include:
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With four distinct seasons, HVAC contractors find this Armstrong County a comfortable place to be. The scenic countryside and short drive to the city of Pittsburgh draw to professionals such as attorneys, physicians, dentists, insurance agents, and more who call Armstrong County home.
Visitors and residents will not go hungry with the abundance of restaurants, caterers, and banquet facilities throughout the area. From the Twisted Thistle Restaurant in Leechburg to Dizzy Lizzy’s or Fox’s Pizza Den in Kittanning to Lindy’s Coffee Shop in Ford City, there are restaurants in this county to satisfy every taste.
Armstrong County abounds with cultural events, festivals, theaters, and arts and crafts of all kinds. The Armstrong Community Theater in Worthington produces five quality shows each year. At Arts on the Allegheny in Kittanning, its mission is to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural life of Western Pennsylvania by presenting quality performers and artists at the Kittanning Riverfront Park and other venues. The Fort Armstrong Folk Festival is held in Kittanning along the banks of the Allegheny River and includes a hand-crafted artist market, historical and musical entertainment, vehicle displays, fun for kids, classic festival food, and much more!
Kittanning is also home to a community rink and pool for over 50 years in the Belmont Complex.
In Ford City, you will find the Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center, which promotes environmental education and resource conservation in a quiet wooded setting.
Yellow Dog Village is a historic mine workers’ village in Worthington, hearkening back the 1920s. Visitors can visit or even stay in the village as it was during that era and participate in village life.
Pet lovers in Armstrong County will enjoy many pet-friendly parks and establishments, as well as frequenting pet groomers and veterinarians throughout the area. Service industries, such as automobile repair shops, plumbers, tree services, roofers, paving contractors and landscape contractors abound, as well, and are ready to meet the needs of residents and visitors alike.