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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Harrison, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Harrison and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Harrison:
    • 43.429713, -98.527304
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Harrison
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Harrison ...

We have found 45 communities that share the name Harrison.

Within South Dakota, the name Harrison is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another 45 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 45 communities, 44 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Boone County
      • This Harrison is located in Boone County and lies 572 miles [920.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Harrison.
    • California
      • San Mateo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Harrison [San Mateo County].
    • Florida
      • Citrus County
      • This Harrison is located in Citrus County and lies 1,337 miles [2,151.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Citrus County community of Harrison.
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Harrison [Washington County].
    • Georgia
      • Madison County
      • This Harrison is located in Madison County and lies 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Harrison.
      • Washington County
      • This Harrison is located in Washington County and lies 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km] to the southeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Harrison.
    • Idaho
      • Kootenai County
      • This Harrison is located in Kootenai County and lies 924 miles [1,487 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kootenai County community of Harrison.
    • Illinois
      • Jackson County
      • This Harrison is located in Jackson County and lies 618 miles [994.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Harrison.
      • Winnebago County
      • This Harrison is located in Winnebago County and lies 476 miles [766 km] to the east of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winnebago County community of Harrison.
    • Indiana
      • Vigo County
      • This Harrison is located in Vigo County and lies 633 miles [1,018.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vigo County community of Harrison.
    • Iowa
      • Madison County
      • This Harrison is located in Madison County and lies 266 miles [428.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Harrison.
    • Kansas
      • Jewell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Harrison [Jewell County].
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • This Harrison is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Harrison.
    • Maryland
      • Dorchester County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Harrison [Dorchester County].
    • Michigan
      • Clare County
      • This Harrison is located in Clare County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clare County community of Harrison.
      • Lenawee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Harrison [Lenawee County].
      • Macomb County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Macomb County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macomb County community of Harrison.
      • 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.<2> 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.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Harrison [Mississippi County].
    • Montana
      • Madison County
      • This Harrison is located in Madison County and lies 670 miles [1,078.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Harrison.
    • Nebraska
      • Sioux County
      • This Harrison is located in Sioux County and lies 274 miles [441 km]<1> to the west of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sioux County community of Harrison.
    • New Jersey
      • Hudson County
      • This Harrison is located in Hudson County and lies 1,258 miles [2,024.6 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hudson County community of Harrison.
      • Middlesex County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Harrison [Middlesex County].
      • Warren 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 New Jersey community of Harrison [Warren County].
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • This Harrison is located in Westchester County and lies 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Harrison.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Harrison lies 1,959 miles [3,152.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Harrison [Mecklenburg County].
    • Ohio
      • Champaign County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Champaign County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Harrison.
      • Fulton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Harrison [Fulton County].
      • Hamilton County
      • This Harrison is located in Hamilton County and lies 766 miles [1,232.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Harrison.
      • Knox County
      • This community is historic and although located in Knox County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Harrison.
      • Pickaway County
      • This community is historic and although located in Pickaway County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickaway County community of Harrison.
      • Vinton County
      • This community is historic and although located in Vinton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vinton County community of Harrison.
    • Oklahoma
      • Sequoyah County
      • This Harrison is located in Sequoyah County and lies 586 miles [943.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sequoyah County community of Harrison.
    • Oregon
      • Yamhill County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Harrison [Yamhill County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Potter County
      • This Harrison is located in Potter County and lies 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Potter County community of Harrison.
      • Somerset County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Harrison [Somerset County].
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • This Harrison is located in Hamilton County and lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Harrison.
    • Texas
      • McLennan County
      • This Harrison is located in McLennan County and lies 826 miles [1,329.3 km]<1> to the south of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLennan County community of Harrison.
    • Washington
      • Mason County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Harrison [Mason County].
    • West Virginia
      • Clay County
      • This Harrison is located in Clay County and lies 974 miles [1,567.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Harrison.
      • Mineral County
      • This Harrison is located in Mineral County and lies 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the east of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Harrison.
    • Wisconsin
      • Calumet County
      • This Harrison is located in Calumet County and lies 512 miles [824 km]<1> to the east of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calumet County community of Harrison.
      • Lincoln County
      • This Harrison is located in Lincoln County and lies 466 miles [750 km] to the east northeast of the Harrison that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Harrison.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harrison ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
  • Grandview [Douglas County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
    • Grandview [Douglas County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
  • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Andes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Andes<5>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • 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<5>
    • Maywood [Hanson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
      • Maywood [Hanson County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Harrison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maywood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • 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<5>
    • New Holland [Douglas County]
    • 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<5>

How Far From Harrison to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Harrison to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Harrison and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Armour, which is the Seat of Douglas County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Harrison to Armour, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 66 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,471 miles [10,414.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,230 miles [11,635.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Dakota

About Douglas County

About South Dakota

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Harrison to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 322.03 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.237 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.877 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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