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Harrisburg, California

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Nearest Communities to Harrisburg, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Harrisburg, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Harrisburg:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Harrisburg is historic,<2> it would have been located within present day Inyo County.

The following 8 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Inyo County: Fresno, Kern, Mono, San Bernardino, Tulare, Clark (NV), Esmeralda (NV) & Nye (NV).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 42 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Harrisburg. Of these communities, 8 are located in counties other than Inyo County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<3> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Harrisburg (which is Inyo County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Harrisburg. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Nye County (NV)  

Inyo County     (The county where Harrisburg resides)
County Website:
County Seat for Inyo:   Independence
Genealogy Websites:
State of California       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Inyo County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The western boundary of the county is defined by the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Skidoo (Hist)     [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Death Valley Charcoal Kilns (Hist)     [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Indian Village     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Furnace Creek     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Harmony Borax Works (Hist)     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Stovepipe Wells     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Park Village     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Panamint City (Hist)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eagle Borax Works (Hist)     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Beatty Junction (Hist)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Lookout City (Hist)     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Panamint Springs     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Badwater (Hist)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ballarat (Hist)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Indian Ranch     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Schwab (Hist)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Ryan (Hist)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chloride City (Hist)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lane Mill (Hist)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Darwin     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Reilly (Hist)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Millspaugh (Hist)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greenwater (Hist)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Junction Ranch     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Leadfield (Hist)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Scranton (Hist)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lila C (Hist)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Homewood Canyon - Valley Wells     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Teakettle Junction (Hist)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Valley Wells     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ashford Mill (Hist)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Death Valley Junction     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ashford Junction (Hist)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cerro Gordo (Hist)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

Nye County (NV)
County Website:
County Seat for Nye:   Tonopah (NV)
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nevada       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nye County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The western boundary of the county is defined by the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Leeland (NV) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ashton (NV) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Roses Well (NV) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carrara (NV) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bullfrog (NV) (Hist)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Original (NV) (Hist)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gold Center (NV) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rhyolite (NV) (Hist)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from 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.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harrisburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harrisburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrisburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3640, Longitude: -117.1113     [Map].

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<2>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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<3>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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