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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Harrisburg.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Harrisburg

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Harrisburg. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Harrisburg.

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Sevier County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Sevier County

Since Harrisburg is near Jefferson County and also Cocke County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jefferson County

Sighting report for Cocke County

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:

The Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Harrisburg ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Harrisburg.

Within Tennessee, the name Harrisburg is unique.

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

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Bibb County

This Harrisburg is located in Bibb County and lies 296 miles [476.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bibb County community of Harrisburg.

Saint Clair County

This Harrisburg is located in Saint Clair County and lies 223 miles [358.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Harrisburg.

La Paz County

This community is historic<2> and although located in La Paz County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Paz County community of Harrisburg.

Yuma County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Harrisburg [Yuma County].

Poinsett County

This Harrisburg is located in Poinsett County and lies 406 miles [653.4 km]<1> to the west of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Poinsett County community of Harrisburg.

Inyo County

This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Harrisburg [Inyo County].

This Harrisburg was located in Inyo County and would have been 1,866 miles [3,003 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

Arapahoe County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Harrisburg [Arapahoe County].

Washington County

This community is historic<2> and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Harrisburg.

Glades County

This Harrisburg is located in Glades County and lies 629 miles [1,012.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Glades County community of Harrisburg.

Baldwin County

This Harrisburg is located in Baldwin County and lies 194 miles [312.2 km]<1> to the south of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Harrisburg.

Chattooga County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Harrisburg [Chattooga County].

Walker County

This Harrisburg is located in Walker County and lies 138 miles [222.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Harrisburg.

Idaho County

This Harrisburg is located in Idaho County and lies 1,824 miles [2,935.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Idaho County community of Harrisburg.

Saline County

This Harrisburg is located in Saline County and lies 308 miles [495.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Harrisburg.

Fayette County

This Harrisburg is located in Fayette County and lies 279 miles [449 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Harrisburg.

Van Buren County

This Harrisburg is located in Van Buren County and lies 562 miles [904.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Harrisburg.

Lyon County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Harrisburg [Lyon County].

Ottawa County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Harrisburg [Ottawa County].

Kent County

This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Harrisburg [Kent County].

This Harrisburg was located in Kent County and would have been 465 miles [748.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

Ottawa County

This Harrisburg is located in Ottawa County and lies 521 miles [838.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Harrisburg.

Boone County

This Harrisburg is located in Boone County and lies 540 miles [869 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Harrisburg.

Lafayette County

Although located in Lafayette County, we don't know the location within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Harrisburg.

Banner County

This Harrisburg is located in Banner County and lies 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Banner County community of Harrisburg.

Cibola County

This Harrisburg is located in Cibola County and lies 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km]<1> to the west of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cibola County community of Harrisburg.

Cattaraugus County

This Harrisburg is located in Cattaraugus County and lies 500 miles [804.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cattaraugus County community of Harrisburg.

Lewis County

This Harrisburg is located in Lewis County and lies 690 miles [1,110.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Harrisburg.

Warren County

This Harrisburg is located in Warren County and lies 721 miles [1,160.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Harrisburg.

Cabarrus County

This Harrisburg is located in Cabarrus County and lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cabarrus County community of Harrisburg.

Nelson County

This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Harrisburg [Nelson County].

This Harrisburg was located in Nelson County and would have been 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

Franklin County

This Harrisburg is located in Franklin County and lies 273 miles [439.4 km]<1> to the north of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Harrisburg.

Gallia County

This Harrisburg is located in Gallia County and lies 218 miles [350.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallia County community of Harrisburg.

Montgomery County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Harrisburg [Montgomery County].

Stark County

This Harrisburg is located in Stark County and lies 368 miles [592.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Harrisburg.

Stephens County

This Harrisburg is located in Stephens County and lies 812 miles [1,306.8 km]<1> to the west of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stephens County community of Harrisburg.

This Harrisburg lies 537 miles [864.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

Linn County

This Harrisburg is located in Linn County and lies 2,152 miles [3,463.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Harrisburg.

Dauphin County

This Harrisburg is located in Dauphin County and lies 470 miles [756.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Harrisburg.

Philadelphia County

This Harrisburg is located in Philadelphia County and lies 543 miles [873.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Philadelphia County community of Harrisburg.

Lexington County

This Harrisburg is located in Lexington County and lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lexington County community of Harrisburg.

Lincoln County

This Harrisburg is located in Lincoln County and lies 873 miles [1,405 km]<1> to the northwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Harrisburg.

Harris County

This Harrisburg is located in Harris County and lies 804 miles [1,293.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Harrisburg.

Jasper County

This Harrisburg is located in Jasper County and lies 686 miles [1,104 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Harrisburg.

Washington County

This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Harrisburg [Washington County].

This Harrisburg was located in Washington County and would have been 1,655 miles [2,663.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

Charlotte County

This Harrisburg is located in Charlotte County and lies 275 miles [442.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Harrisburg that is located in Sevier County.

Link to Google Map centered on Harrisburg

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charlotte County community of Harrisburg.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harrisburg ...

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.

Alder Branch lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on Alder Branch

Cedar Bluff lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on Cedar Bluff

Cherokee Hills lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on Cherokee Hills

Crockettsville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on Crockettsville

Fox was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on Fox

Middle Creek lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on Middle Creek

New Era lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on New Era

Pigeon Forge lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on Pigeon Forge

Powder Springs was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on Powder Springs

Shady Grove lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on Shady Grove

Union Grove lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on Union Grove

Union Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on Union Hill

Walnut Grove lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Harrisburg

Link to Google Map centered on Walnut Grove

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Harrisburg. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at the age of 77. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).

Luttrell is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Harrisburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<4>

Professional football. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday July 7, 1968 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday April 20, 2019 at the age of 50. He is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee).

Knoxville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Harrisburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb<4>

Professional football. He was born in Spring City (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 20, 1963 and died in Maryville (Tennessee) on Saturday February 27, 2016 at the age of 52.

Maryville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Harrisburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<4>

Professional basketball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday April 28, 1940 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Monday August 17, 2009 at the age of 69. He is buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio).

Knoxville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Harrisburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.<4>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday January 14, 1892 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday March 31, 1957 at the age of 65. He is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee).

Knoxville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Harrisburg

Knoxville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Harrisburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer<4>

Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at the age of 87. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee).

Townsend is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Harrisburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey<4>

Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at the age of 57. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).

Knoxville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Harrisburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.<4>

Musician. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 7, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Sunday September 13, 1987 at the age of 59.

Knoxville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Harrisburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.<4>

Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at the age of 43. He is buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas).

Knoxville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Harrisburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate<4>

How Far From Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Sevierville, which is the Seat of Sevier County, lies just to the West.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 185 miles [297.7 km]<1> to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Harrisburg to Nashville, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 410 miles [659.8 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,303 miles [10,143.7 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,012 miles [11,284.7 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,888 miles [7,866.5 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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>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.
<3>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Harrisburg 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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Harrisburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.78 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.432 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.381 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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