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Welcome to Harrisville ...

Harrisville is located in Providence County<1>.

Harrisville is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Harrisville lies within the (401) area code.

The ZIP code for Harrisville: 02830<3>

Websites for Harrisville ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities Also Named Harrisville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Harrisville - they are located in Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Harrisville ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Harrisville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Harrisville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Harrisville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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  • East Providence [Providence County]
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    • East Providence [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Harrisville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Harrisville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Harrisville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Harrisville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
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      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Harrisville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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    • North Providence [Providence County]
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      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Harrisville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Harrisville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Attleboro

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harrisville ...

Looking for more information about Harrisville? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Harrisville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Harrisville.

Adding Harrisville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Harrisville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Harrisville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Rhode Island (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Rhode Island

About Providence County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Providence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrisville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Harrisville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Harrisville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Harrisville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harrisville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HarrisvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrisville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9652, Longitude: -71.6767    
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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