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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Harrison, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Harrison and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Harrison:
    • 47.449025, -116.773440
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Harrison
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Harrison ...

We found 45 communities that share the name Harrison.

Within Idaho, the name Harrison is unique.

Beyond Idaho, we know of another 45 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 45 communities, 44 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Boone County
      • This Harrison is located in Boone County and lies 1,433 miles [2,306.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Harrison.
    • California
      • San Mateo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Harrison [San Mateo County].
    • Florida
      • Citrus County
      • This Harrison is located in Citrus County and lies 2,230 miles [3,588.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Citrus County community of Harrison.
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Harrison [Washington County].
    • Georgia
      • Madison County
      • This Harrison is located in Madison County and lies 1,960 miles [3,154.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Harrison.
      • Washington County
      • This Harrison is located in Washington County and lies 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Harrison.
    • Illinois
      • Jackson County
      • This Harrison is located in Jackson County and lies 1,534 miles [2,468.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Harrison.
      • Winnebago County
      • This Harrison is located in Winnebago County and lies 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km] to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winnebago County community of Harrison.
    • Indiana
      • Vigo County
      • This Harrison is located in Vigo County and lies 1,557 miles [2,505.7 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vigo County community of Harrison.
    • Iowa
      • Madison County
      • This Harrison is located in Madison County and lies 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Harrison.
    • Kansas
      • Jewell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Harrison [Jewell County].
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • This Harrison is located in Cumberland County and lies 2,198 miles [3,537.3 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Harrison.
    • Maryland
      • Dorchester County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Harrison [Dorchester County].
    • Michigan
      • Clare County
      • This Harrison is located in Clare County and lies 1,547 miles [2,489.7 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clare County community of Harrison.
      • Lenawee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Harrison [Lenawee County].
      • Macomb County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Macomb County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macomb County community of Harrison.
      • Van Buren County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Harrison [Van Buren County].
    • Minnesota
      • Kandiyohi County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Harrison [Kandiyohi County].
    • Missouri
      • Mississippi County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Harrison [Mississippi County].
    • Montana
      • Madison County
      • This Harrison is located in Madison County and lies 265 miles [426.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Harrison.
    • Nebraska
      • Sioux County
      • This Harrison is located in Sioux County and lies 708 miles [1,139.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sioux County community of Harrison.
    • New Jersey
      • Hudson County
      • This Harrison is located in Hudson County and lies 2,135 miles [3,435.9 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hudson County community of Harrison.
      • Middlesex County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Harrison [Middlesex County].
      • Warren County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Harrison [Warren County].
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • This Harrison is located in Westchester County and lies 2,146 miles [3,453.7 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Harrison.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Harrison lies 2,646 miles [4,258.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Harrison [Mecklenburg County].
    • Ohio
      • Champaign County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Champaign County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Harrison.
      • Fulton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Harrison [Fulton County].
      • Hamilton County
      • This Harrison is located in Hamilton County and lies 1,688 miles [2,716.6 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Harrison.
      • Knox County
      • This community is historic and although located in Knox County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Harrison.
      • Pickaway County
      • This community is historic and although located in Pickaway County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickaway County community of Harrison.
      • Vinton County
      • This community is historic and although located in Vinton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vinton County community of Harrison.
    • Oklahoma
      • Sequoyah County
      • This Harrison is located in Sequoyah County and lies 1,397 miles [2,248.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sequoyah County community of Harrison.
    • Oregon
      • Yamhill County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Harrison [Yamhill County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Potter County
      • This Harrison is located in Potter County and lies 1,934 miles [3,112.5 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Potter County community of Harrison.
      • Somerset County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Harrison [Somerset County].
    • South Dakota
      • Douglas County
      • This Harrison is located in Douglas County and lies 924 miles [1,487 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Harrison.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • This Harrison is located in Hamilton County and lies 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Harrison.
    • Texas
      • McLennan County
      • This Harrison is located in McLennan County and lies 1,514 miles [2,436.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLennan County community of Harrison.
    • Washington
      • Mason County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Harrison [Mason County].
    • West Virginia
      • Clay County
      • This Harrison is located in Clay County and lies 1,892 miles [3,044.9 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Harrison.
      • Mineral County
      • This Harrison is located in Mineral County and lies 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km] to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Harrison.
    • Wisconsin
      • Calumet County
      • This Harrison is located in Calumet County and lies 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calumet County community of Harrison.
      • Lincoln County
      • This Harrison is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km] to the east of the Harrison that is located in Kootenai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Harrison.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harrison ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Lane
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
    • Lane is located in Kootenai County
  • Lyondale ‑ Historic
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyondale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyondale
    • Lyondale is located in Kootenai County
  • Mica
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mica have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mica
    • Mica is located in Kootenai County
  • Milltown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milltown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
    • Milltown is located in Benewah County
  • Mozart
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mozart have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mozart
    • Mozart is located in Kootenai County
  • Pedee
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pedee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pedee
    • Pedee is located in Benewah County
  • Rocky Point
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
    • Rocky Point is located in Benewah County
  • Silvertip Landing
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silvertip Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silvertip Landing
    • Silvertip Landing is located in Benewah County
  • Twin Beaches
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Beaches have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Beaches
    • Twin Beaches is located in Kootenai County

How Far From Harrison to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Harrison and extending to:

  • Coeur d'Alene, which is the Seat of Kootenai County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Harrison to Coeur d'Alene, with an average speed<5> 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.
  • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 266 miles [428.1 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 4 days, a buggy would take 81 days and walking would take 118 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,689 miles [10,764.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,456 miles [11,999.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,523 miles [8,888.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Kootenai County: www.co.kootenai.id.us/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Harrison) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4490, Longitude: -116.7734       In this case, the coordinates for Harrison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Harrison could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 Harrison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>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 Harrison to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 336.305 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.127 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.165 degrees.









 

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