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Welcome to Harrison ...

Harrison is located in Vigo County<1>.


The location of Harrison has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


Harrison is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Harrison lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Harrison (for example, toward Kansas (IL)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Harrison is within the (812) area code.

Communities Also Named Harrison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 45 communities that are also named Harrison - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey (3), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio (6), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Harrison ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Harrison.

  • Terre Haute
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Paris
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
    • Paris is located in Edgar County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,144 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris <4>
  • Brazil
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Clinton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Marshall
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Rockville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
    • Rockville is located in Parke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,449 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville <4>
  • West Terre Haute
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Fairview Park
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview Park
    • Fairview Park is located in Vermillion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,298 people
  • Farmersburg
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Seelyville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seelyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seelyville
    • Seelyville is located in Vigo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,004 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harrison. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harrison.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harrison. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harrison.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harrison. See our Newspapers Page for Harrison.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harrison ...

Looking for more information about Harrison? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Harrison, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Harrison.

Adding Harrison to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Harrison in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Harrison was mentioned on a train schedule titled Greyhound Bus Time Table (November 1931).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Harrison.

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 Vigo County: www.vigocounty.org/

The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Vigo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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