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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.

We found mention of Harrison as a community (see Mentions and References below), but haven't been able to determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

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.

Communities Also Named Harrison ...

We found 45 communities that share the name Harrison.

There are two communities within New Jersey that are also named Harrison.

Beyond New Jersey, we know of another 43 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 43 communities, 44 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In New Jersey ...
    • Hudson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Harrison [Hudson County].
    • Warren 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 [Warren County].
  • 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].
    • Maryland
      • Dorchester 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 Maryland community of Harrison [Dorchester 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 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:

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 Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

More Orphans in  Middlesex 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 Middlesex County.

AmboyLower Jamesburgh
ArborLynn Oaks
Arbors 
 Marconnier
Bloomfield TerraceMcDonoughs
BloomfieldMelton
Bound Brook HeightsMetuchen
Brainy BoroMiddlesex
BrightsMillstone
 Milltown
Camp Kilmer 
CarteretNew Brunswick Heights
Central ParkNixon Park
CeramicsNorth Brunswick
Colonial GardensNorth Edison
Cranbury Center 
 Perty Amboy
Donaldson ParkPiscatawaytown
DunellenPresident Park
Durham Park 
DurhamRaritan Junction
 Roberts'
East Bound BrookRoosevelt
  
GenascoSayre Woods South
GenoaSayreville
 Shore Crest
Halls CornersSouth Brunswick
HeatherwoodSouth Plainfield
Helmetta ParkSouth River
HelmettaSpa Springs
Herberts CornerSpotswood
HeydenStephenville
Hilltop TerraceSuche's
Hoffman's 
HoutenvilleTriangle Center
  
Keasbey HeightsValley
Keasbeys 
 Washington
Lake NelsonWhiteheads
Lake RidgeWoodbridge Junction
Lawrence BrookWrights
Leisure WorldWynnewood
Livingston Park 

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.









 

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