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Our Genealogy Helper for Harrisburg ...

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 Harrisburg (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 Harrisburg. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Harrisburg is located in Sevier County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sevier County: Haywood (NC), Swain (NC), Blount, Cocke, Jefferson & Knox.

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

  DirDistance
Sevier     (The home county for Harrisburg)
  Sevierville   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Catlettsburg   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Pigeon Forge   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Henry Crossroads   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Pittman Center   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Gatlinburg   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Starkeytown   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Kodak   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Chalet Village   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Dupont   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Oak City   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Seymour   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Wear Valley   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
 
Anderson
  Spring Hill   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Andersonville   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Bethel   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Clinton   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Norris   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
 
Blount
  Cowan Springs   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Townsend   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Walland   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Miller Cove   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Rocky Branch   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Red Bank   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Wildwood   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Eagleton Village   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Rockford   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Alcoa   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Chelsey Village   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Rockgardens   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Maryville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
 
Claiborne
  Lone Mountain   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Raven Hill   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Evans Ferry   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Caney Valley   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  New Tazewell   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
 
Cocke
  Carson Springs   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Bailey Town   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Clevenger   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Jaybird   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Newport   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Hartford   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Bybee   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  West Myers   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Parrottsville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Del Rio   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Tom Town   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
 
Grainger
  Dyers Ferry   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Oakland   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Blaine   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Massengill Mill   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Wa-Ni Village   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Rutledge   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Beans   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Wyatt Village   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Bean Station   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Thorn Hill   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
 
Greene
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Mosheim   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
 
Hamblen
  White Pine   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Collons Ferry   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Monte Vista Estates   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Morristown   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Casablanca   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  East Village   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Silver City   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Bright - Historic   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Whitesburg   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
 
Hawkins
  Bulls Gap   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Mooresburg Springs   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Red Bridge Ferry   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
 
Jefferson
  Cook Mill   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Dumplin   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Dandridge   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Flat Gap   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Rocky Valley   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  New Market   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Jefferson City   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Baneberry   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Rock Town   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
 
Knox
  Peters Mill   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Thorn Grove   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Kimberlin Heights   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Moshina Heights   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Mascot   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Mayo - Historic   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Ramsey Ferry   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Colonial Village   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Whites Village   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Kings Valley   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Humes Ferry   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Park City   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Knoxville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
 
Loudon
  Jena   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
 
Monroe
  Halfway Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
 
Union
  Plainview   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Luttrell   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Maynardville   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Warwicktown   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
 
Buncombe (NC)
  Sandymush (NC)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
 
Graham (NC)
  Fontana Dam (NC)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Yellow Creek (NC)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Cheoah (NC)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Lake Santeetlah (NC)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
 
Haywood (NC)
  Maggie Valley (NC)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Lake Junaluska (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Waynesville (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Hazelwood (NC)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Clyde (NC)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
 
Jackson (NC)
  Paint Town (NC)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Whittier (NC)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Dillsboro (NC)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Sylva (NC)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Balsam (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Greens Creek (NC)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Webster (NC)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Ruby City (NC)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
 
Madison (NC)
  Hot Springs (NC)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
 
Swain (NC)
  Forneys Creek (NC)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Oconaluftee Indian Village (NC)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Cherokee (NC)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Bryson City (NC)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Almond (NC)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Unahala (NC)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>

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

Newspapers Published in Harrisburg ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harrisburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Harrisburg, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Harrisburg.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //sos.tn.gov/tsla

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Tennessee to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Sevier County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Blount County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Claiborne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cocke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grainger County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamblen County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hawkins County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Knox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Loudon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buncombe County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Graham County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Haywood County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Swain County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Sevier County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for Sevier County

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.

Disaster Stories from Tennessee
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Harrisburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harrisburg.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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 Harrisburg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  NNE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Murphy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Red Bank Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Loveday Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  SSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cummings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  NNW Millican Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sevier County Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Middle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Catons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Richardson Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Campbell - Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fair Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Finchum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]<1>  
  SSW McMahan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williamsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Justus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sims Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Parrotts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alder Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alder Branch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  WSW Shiloh Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smoky Mountains Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Pigeon Forge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Evans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Aileys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Halbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Saffell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Atchley Isaac Graveyard   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  S Huskey Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Big Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Zion Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grassy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Breeden - Rolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burchfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Gists Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gists Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  WSW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hurst Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCarter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fain Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whitted Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Proffitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Emerts Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Headrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dockery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Howard View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Proffitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Esslinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hills Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henrys Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tundle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gists Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Claiborne Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>  
  N Deep Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Grahl Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Waldens Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Banner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Proffitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tudor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shults - Whaley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Acuff Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chestnut Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>  
  S White Oak Flats Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Frazier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spurgeon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clear Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dumplin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stinnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Strange Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Beech Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brabson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N French Cemetery   [Map]     

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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Harrisburg had a post office and no railroad service. In 2014, Harrisburg had a population of 6,219 people.

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

Sevierville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the West (W) from Harrisburg
 - 1895 population of 283 people (with 16,531 people in 2018)
 - Sevierville had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Fork   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Harrisburg
 - East Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Allensville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Allensville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the North (N) from Harrisburg
 - Allensville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Middle Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Harrisburg
 - Middle Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fox - Historic   [Map]
 - While Fox was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Harrisburg
 - Fox had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pigeon Forge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Harrisburg
 - Pigeon Forge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catlettsburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Harrisburg
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Catlettsburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shady Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the North (N) from Harrisburg
 - Shady Grove had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Harrisburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Harrisburg in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Harrisburg ...

While our initial data about Harrisburg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg.

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 Harrisburg:

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

We have found Harrisburg in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Harrisburg for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Sevier County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.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- 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: 35.8637, Longitude: -83.4838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harrisburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Harrisburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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