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Welcome to Harriston ...

Harriston is located in Jefferson County<1>.

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

Harriston is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Harriston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Harriston: (601) & (769)<4>

Adding Harriston to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Harriston elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Harriston on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Harriston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Harriston - they are located in Missouri, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Harriston ...

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

  • Port Gibson [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Gibson
    • Port Gibson [Claiborne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Harriston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Gibson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Gibson<6>
  • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
    • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Harriston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 973 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<6>
  • Roxie [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxie
    • Roxie [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Harriston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 466 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxie<6>
  • Meadville [Franklin County]
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    • Meadville [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Harriston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meadville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rodney [Jefferson County]
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      • Rodney [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Harriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodney
    • Eddiceton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddiceton
      • Eddiceton [Franklin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Harriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddiceton
    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
      • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the west of Harriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<6>
    • Bude [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bude
      • Bude [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the southeast of Harriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,000 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bude
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bude<6>
    • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Gulf
      • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the north of Harriston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Gulf
    • Natchez [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
      • Natchez [Adams County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Harriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,615 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<6>

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 Harriston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harriston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harriston. 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 Harriston.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harriston ...

Looking for more information about Harriston? 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 Harriston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Harriston.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Jefferson, 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 have 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 Harriston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harriston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harriston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7252, Longitude: -91.0323       In this case, the coordinates for Harriston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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