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Do you know of Harrison ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Harrison. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Harrison.

Our sources for Harrison (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Harrison other than they indicate that Harrison would be found somewhere in Dorchester County, Maryland.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1856 and closed  in 1902.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Harrison ...

We found 45 communities that share the name Harrison.

Within Maryland, the name Harrison is unique.

Beyond Maryland, 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
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Harrison [Boone County].
    • California
      • San Mateo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Harrison [San Mateo County].
    • Florida
      • Citrus County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Harrison [Citrus County].
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Harrison [Washington County].
    • Georgia
      • Madison County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Harrison [Madison County].
      • Washington County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Harrison [Washington County].
    • Idaho
      • Kootenai County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Harrison [Kootenai County].
    • Illinois
      • Jackson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Harrison [Jackson County].
      • Winnebago County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Harrison [Winnebago County].
    • Indiana
      • Vigo County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Harrison [Vigo County].
    • Iowa
      • Madison County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Harrison [Madison County].
    • Kansas
      • Jewell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Harrison [Jewell County].
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Harrison [Cumberland County].
    • Michigan
      • Clare County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Harrison [Clare County].
      • Lenawee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Harrison [Lenawee County].
      • Macomb County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Harrison [Macomb County].
      • 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.<1> 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.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Harrison [Mississippi County].
    • Montana
      • Madison County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Harrison [Madison County].
    • Nebraska
      • Sioux County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Harrison [Sioux County].
    • New Jersey
      • Hudson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Harrison [Hudson County].
      • Middlesex County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> 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
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Harrison [Westchester County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • Please visit our profile page for the Newfoundland and Labrador community of Harrison.
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Harrison [Mecklenburg County].
    • Ohio
      • Champaign County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Harrison [Champaign County].
      • Fulton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Harrison [Fulton County].
      • Hamilton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Harrison [Hamilton County].
      • Knox County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Harrison [Knox County].
      • Pickaway County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Harrison [Pickaway County].
      • Vinton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Harrison [Vinton County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Sequoyah County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Harrison [Sequoyah County].
    • Oregon
      • Yamhill County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Harrison [Yamhill County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Potter County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Harrison [Potter County].
      • Somerset County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Harrison [Somerset County].
    • South Dakota
      • Douglas County
      • Please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Harrison [Douglas County].
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Harrison [Hamilton County].
    • Texas
      • McLennan County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Harrison [McLennan County].
    • Washington
      • Mason County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Harrison [Mason County].
    • West Virginia
      • Clay County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Harrison [Clay County].
      • Mineral County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Harrison [Mineral County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Calumet County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Harrison [Calumet County].
      • Lincoln County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Harrison [Lincoln County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Harrison ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Harrison:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Harrison - Services available: had a Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

List of Post Offices in the United States (1870)
Published by the Government Printing Office

More Orphans in  Dorchester County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Dorchester County.

Aireys 
 Old Field
Barren Creek 
Big MillsParsons Creek
  
Cabin CreekReedsgrove
Cedar Grove Beach 
 Sharpton
DrawbridgeShiloh
 Sugarloaf
Elwood 
Ennall's StationTobacco Stick
  
FullersvilleWingates Point

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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