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Welcome to Harrisburg ...

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

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


Harrisburg would have been located within present day Nelson County<2>.

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

When the people of Harrisburg referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Harrisburger<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Harrisburg is 1,450 feet [442 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Harrisburg was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Harrisburg would have been located in the (701) area code.

Communities Also Named Harrisburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Harrisburg - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia (3), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maryland, Michigan, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York (3), North Carolina, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah and Virginia.

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

Communities near Harrisburg ...

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

  • Lakota [Nelson County]
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    • Lakota [Nelson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Harrisburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakota
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakota<7>
  • McVille [Nelson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McVille have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McVille
    • McVille [Nelson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Harrisburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McVille
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McVille<7>
  • Michigan City [Nelson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michigan City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan City
    • Michigan City [Nelson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Harrisburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan City
  • Aneta [Nelson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aneta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aneta
    • Aneta [Nelson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Harrisburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aneta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aneta<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Petersburg [Nelson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Nelson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Harrisburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<7>
    • Tolna [Nelson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tolna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolna
      • Tolna [Nelson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Harrisburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 152 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolna<7>
    • Warwick [Benson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
      • Warwick [Benson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Harrisburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warwick<7>
    • Pekin [Nelson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pekin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pekin
      • Pekin [Nelson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Harrisburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pekin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pekin<7>
    • Bartlett [Ramsey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartlett
      • Bartlett [Ramsey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Harrisburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartlett
    • Michigan [Nelson 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 Harrisburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harrisburg.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About Nelson County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.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 Harrisburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Nelson, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Harrisburg refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Harrisburg may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrisburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Harrisburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrisburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8814, Longitude: -98.2962       In this case, the coordinates for Harrisburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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