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Harrisburg, Alabama
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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Harrisburg.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Harrisburg to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Harrisburg to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Harrisburg to:

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Harrisburg to Ashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,526 miles [10,502.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,234 miles [11,642 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,111 miles [8,225.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harrisburg ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Harrisburg.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Harrisburg. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 43 communities in the United States and Canada - with 43 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

La Paz County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, La Paz County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in La Paz County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Yuma County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Yuma County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Yuma County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Poinsett County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West Northwest

California

Inyo County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Inyo County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,746 miles [2,809.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Arapahoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Washington County
This community is historic.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Glades County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Glades County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Baldwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the East Southeast

Chattooga County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Chattooga County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chattooga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Walker County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the Northeast

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Idaho

Idaho County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Saline County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Fayette County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the North

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Iowa

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Lyon County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Lyon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lyon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Ottawa County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ottawa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Kent County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Kent County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the North

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the Northwest

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Lafayette County
Although located in Lafayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Banner County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Banner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Cibola County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Cibola County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km] to the West

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New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Cattaraugus County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the North Northeast

Lewis County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cabarrus County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Cabarrus County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Nelson County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Nelson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Franklin County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the North Northeast

Gallia County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Montgomery County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stark County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Stephens County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Stephens County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Harrisburg   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,092 miles [3,366.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Sevier County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the West Southwest

Jasper County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,540 miles [2,478.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Charlotte County

Our profile page for Harrisburg, Charlotte County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harrisburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Harrisburg. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harrisburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrisburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5923, Longitude: -86.2894     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harrisburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Harrisburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.373 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.947 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.075 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Harrisburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Harrisburg.



 
 
 

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