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Our Genealogy Helper for Harrison ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Harrison (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Harrison. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Harrison is located in Douglas County.

To see how the shape of South Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Douglas County: Aurora, Charles Mix, Davison & Hutchinson.

Below are the counties that are near Harrison. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Harrison:

  • Douglas County     (The home county of Harrison)
    • New Holland [Douglas County]
    • Corsica [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corsica
      • Corsica [Douglas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corsica have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corsica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corsica<2>
    • Joubert [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joubert
      • Joubert [Douglas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joubert
    • Douglas City [Douglas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas City
      • Douglas City [Douglas County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Armour [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armour
      • Armour [Douglas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 669 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armour have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armour
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Armour<2>
    • Hillside [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
      • Hillside [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 31 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
    • Delmont [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delmont
      • Delmont [Douglas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delmont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delmont<2>
  • Aurora County
    • Aurora Center [Aurora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora Center
      • Aurora Center [Aurora County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harrison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora Center
    • Stickney [Aurora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stickney
      • Stickney [Aurora County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stickney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stickney<2>
    • Plankinton [Aurora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plankinton
      • Plankinton [Aurora County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plankinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plankinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plankinton<2>
    • White Lake [Aurora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Lake
      • White Lake [Aurora County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Lake<2>
    • Storla [Aurora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Storla
      • Storla [Aurora County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Harrison
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Storla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Storla
  • Bon Homme County
    • Avon [Bon Homme County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Bon Homme County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 590 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avon<2>
  • Brule County
    • Eagle [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
      • Eagle [Brule County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 17 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
    • Kimball [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [Brule County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<2>
    • Ola [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ola
      • Ola [Brule County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ola
    • Lyonville [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyonville
      • Lyonville [Brule County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 49 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyonville
    • Pukwana [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pukwana
      • Pukwana [Brule County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pukwana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pukwana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pukwana<2>
  • Charles Mix County
    • Geddes [Charles Mix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geddes
      • Geddes [Charles Mix County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geddes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geddes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geddes<2>
    • Platte [Charles Mix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platte
      • Platte [Charles Mix County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platte have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Platte<2>
    • Lake Andes [Charles Mix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Andes
      • Lake Andes [Charles Mix County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Andes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Andes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Andes<2>
    • Ravinia [Charles Mix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravinia
      • Ravinia [Charles Mix County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 64 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravinia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravinia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravinia<2>
    • Pickstown [Charles Mix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickstown
      • Pickstown [Charles Mix County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickstown<2>
    • Wagner [Charles Mix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagner
      • Wagner [Charles Mix County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagner<2>
    • Academy [Charles Mix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Academy
      • Academy [Charles Mix County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Harrison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Academy
    • Marty [Charles Mix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marty
      • Marty [Charles Mix County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Harrison
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 402 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marty<2>
    • Platte Colony [Charles Mix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platte Colony
      • Platte Colony [Charles Mix County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 51 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platte Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platte Colony
    • Dante [Charles Mix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dante
      • Dante [Charles Mix County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dante have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dante
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dante<2>
    • Greenwood [Charles Mix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Charles Mix County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 7 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Davison County
    • Mount Vernon [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Davison County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<2>
    • Ethan [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethan
      • Ethan [Davison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ethan<2>
    • Mitchell [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Davison County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,679 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<2>
    • River Bluff Addition [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bluff Addition
      • River Bluff Addition [Davison County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bluff Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bluff Addition
    • Loomis [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loomis
      • Loomis [Davison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harrison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loomis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loomis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loomis<2>
  • Gregory County
    • East Gregory [Gregory County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Gregory
      • East Gregory [Gregory County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Gregory
    • Fort Randall [Gregory County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Randall
      • Fort Randall [Gregory County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Randall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Randall
    • Bonesteel [Gregory County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonesteel
      • Bonesteel [Gregory County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonesteel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonesteel<2>
    • Fairfax [Gregory County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfax
      • Fairfax [Gregory County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<2>
    • Saint Charles [Gregory County]
    • Herrick [Gregory County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herrick
      • Herrick [Gregory County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herrick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herrick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herrick<2>
  • Hanson County
    • Rockport Colony [Hanson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport Colony
      • Rockport Colony [Hanson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 32 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport Colony
    • Plano [Hanson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plano
      • Plano [Hanson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plano have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plano
    • Alexandria [Hanson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
      • Alexandria [Hanson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 644 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexandria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<2>
    • Fulton [Hanson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Hanson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 96 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<2>
  • Hutchinson County
    • Dimock [Hutchinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dimock
      • Dimock [Hutchinson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dimock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dimock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dimock<2>
    • Parkston [Hutchinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkston
      • Parkston [Hutchinson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,477 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkston<2>
    • Tripp [Hutchinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tripp
      • Tripp [Hutchinson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tripp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tripp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tripp<2>
    • New Elm Springs Colony [Hutchinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Elm Springs Colony
      • New Elm Springs Colony [Hutchinson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 600 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Elm Springs Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Elm Springs Colony
    • Milltown [Hutchinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
      • Milltown [Hutchinson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
    • Kaylor [Hutchinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaylor
      • Kaylor [Hutchinson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 172 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kaylor<2>
  • Sanborn County
    • Letcher [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letcher
      • Letcher [Sanborn County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Letcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Letcher<2>
  • Boyd County (NE)
    • Gross [Boyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gross
      • Gross [Boyd County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gross
    • Anoka [Boyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anoka
      • Anoka [Boyd County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anoka
    • Spencer [Boyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Boyd County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<2>
    • Butte [Boyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butte
      • Butte [Boyd County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 303 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butte<2>
    • Bristow [Boyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristow
      • Bristow [Boyd County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristow<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Harrison, see our County-by-County Page for Harrison.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Harrison ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 100 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harrison.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Harrison. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Harrison and those printed in the larger area surrounding Harrison.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Harrison.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Harrison:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Nebraska
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Harrison ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harrison.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Harrison covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Harrison Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harrison Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harrison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Cemetery
  • Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Cemetery
  • New Holland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Holland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Holland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Holland Cemetery
  • Graceland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graceland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graceland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Graceland Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Harrison.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graceland Cemetery
  • Aurora Center Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Aurora Center Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Aurora Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Aurora Center Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Harrison.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora Center Cemetery
  • Quaker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quaker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Quaker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Quaker Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Harrison.
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    • Morningside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morningside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morningside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Morningside Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Harrison.
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    • Grandview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grandview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grandview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grandview Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Harrison.
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    • St. Paul Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Paul Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Harrison.
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    • Old St. Paul Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old St. Paul Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old St. Paul Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Harrison.
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    • St. Paul Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Paul Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Harrison.
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    • German Reform Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the German Reform Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the German Reform Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • German Reform Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Harrison.
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    • Old Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Ebenezer Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Harrison.
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    • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrison.
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    • St. John Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. John Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. John Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. John Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Harrison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. John Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Harrison had a population of 322 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Harrison, with the one closest to Harrison listed first.

  • Harrison [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
    • Harrison [Douglas County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Harrison
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 322 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrison<2>
  • New Holland [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Holland
    • New Holland [Douglas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Harrison
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 85 people
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Holland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Holland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Holland<2>
  • Joubert [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joubert
    • Joubert [Douglas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Harrison
    • Estimated population in 2014: 126 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Joubert had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joubert
  • Grandview [Douglas County] - Historic
    • While Grandview was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
    • Grandview [Douglas County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grandview had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Armour [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armour
    • Armour [Douglas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrison
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 482 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 669 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Armour had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armour have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armour
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Armour<2>
  • Platte [Charles Mix County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platte
    • Platte [Charles Mix County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Harrison
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Platte had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platte have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Platte<2>
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    • Plankinton [Aurora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plankinton
      • Plankinton [Aurora County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Harrison
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 604 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 730 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Plankinton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plankinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plankinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plankinton<2>
    • Delmont [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delmont
      • Delmont [Douglas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrison
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 87 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 217 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Delmont had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delmont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delmont<2>
    • White Lake [Aurora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Lake
      • White Lake [Aurora County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harrison
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 366 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, White Lake had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Lake<2>
    • Mount Vernon [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Davison County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Harrison
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<2>
    • Wheeler [Charles Mix County] - Historic
      • While Wheeler was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler
      • Wheeler [Charles Mix County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Harrison
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wheeler had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Parkston [Hutchinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkston
      • Parkston [Hutchinson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 262 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,477 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Parkston had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkston<2>
    • Ethan [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethan
      • Ethan [Davison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 208 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ethan had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ethan<2>
    • Eagle [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
      • Eagle [Brule County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Harrison
      • Estimated population in 2014: 17 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eagle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Harrison. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harrison.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Harrison ...

While our initial data about Harrison came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Harrison in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Harrison.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Harrison:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Harrison. See our Misc Page for Harrison for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harrison) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harrison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harrison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4297, Longitude: -98.5273       In this case, the coordinates for Harrison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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