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Welcome to Harrison ...

So far, we found very little information about Harrison. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Harrison to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Harrison, please Contact Us.


Harrison would have been located within present day Mecklenburg County<2>.


The location of Harrison has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Harrison, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1878.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Harrison is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Harrison was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Harrison once stood is in the (704) and (980)<5> area codes.

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), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey (3), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, 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.

  • Charlotte
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Rock Hill
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Indian Trail
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Trail
    • Indian Trail is located in Union County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,040 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Trail <6>
  • Monroe
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
    • Monroe is located in Union County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,668 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe <6>
  • Matthews
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Mint Hill
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Fort Mill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Waxhaw
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Stallings
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stallings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stallings
    • Stallings is located in Union County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,456 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stallings <6>
  • Belmont
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)

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.

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 in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Harrison post office opened in 1878.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Harrison.

The official website for Mecklenburg County: www.charmeck.org

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Mecklenburg, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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