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The city of Harrison is located in Clare County<1> and is the County Seat for Clare County.

Harrison was established in 1880.

The origin (or the toponymy) of ' . Harrison . ':

Named after two people:

- William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), the ninth President of the United States.

- Harrison Carey, one of the first surveyors in this area.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Harrison has a population of 2,072 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Harrison is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Harrison: (989)

The ZIP code for Harrison: 48625<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harrison had an population of 2,072 people. This is a decrease of 1.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harrison had a population of 2,114 people (or 6.84% of the total population of Clare County). This makes Harrison the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Harrison represents 0.02% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 242nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,114 people, the population of Harrison has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,108 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Harrison.

Communities Also Named Harrison ...

While we believe that this Harrison is located in Clare County, we know of another 3 Michigan communities named Harrison. Those communities are located in the following counties: Lenawee, Macomb and Van Buren County.

Beyond Michigan, there are 45 communities that are also named Harrison - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, 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.

  • Clare
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Gladwin
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Beaverton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Farwell
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Marion
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Hatton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
    • Hatton is located in Clare County
  • Lake George
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake George
    • Lake George is located in Clare County
  • Dover
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover is located in Clare County
  • Meredith
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meredith
    • Meredith is located in Clare County
  • Vernon City
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon City
    • Vernon City is located in Isabella County

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Harrison, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Harrison.

Adding Harrison to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Harrison in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Harrison was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Harrison post office opened in 1880.

We also found Harrison in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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 Clare County:

The official website for State of Michigan:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Clare, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harrison.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Harrison). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Harrison or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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