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Welcome to Harrisburg ...

So far, we have found very little information about Harrisburg. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Harrisburg to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Harrisburg, please Contact Us.




Harrisburg would have been located within present day Inyo County.

When the people of Harrisburg referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Harrisburger<2>

Harrisburg was originally named Harrisberry.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Harrisburg is 4,980 feet [1,518 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Harrisburg is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Harrisburg was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Harrisburg once stood is in the (760) & (442)<4> area codes.

Communities near Harrisburg ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Harrisburg and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Death Valley Charcoal Kilns - Historic   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Eagle Borax Works - Historic   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Furnace Creek   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Harmony Borax Works - Historic   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Indian Village   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lookout City - Historic   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Harrisburg.

Communities Also Named Harrisburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Harrisburg - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona (2), Arkansas, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia (3), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maryland, Michigan, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York (3), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Harrisburg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harrisburg. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harrisburg. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harrisburg.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Harrisburg:

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The official website for Inyo County: www.inyocounty.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Harrisburg refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Harrisburg may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrisburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harrisburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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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