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Harrisburg, Texas
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The location of Harrisburg

Welcome to Harrisburg ...

Harrisburg is located in Harris County.

The location of Harrisburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Harrisburg refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Harrisburger<2>

Harrisburg is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Harrisburg lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Harrisburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Harrisburg: This one is located in Harris County and the other is located in Jasper County.

Beyond Texas, there are 44 communities that are also named Harrisburg - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia (3), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maryland, Michigan, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York (3), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harrisburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harrisburg. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harrisburg.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Harrisburg:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harrisburg ...

Looking for more information about Harrisburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Harrisburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

Communities near Harrisburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Houston   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Harrisburg

Pasadena   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Harrisburg

Pearland   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Harrisburg

Located in Brazoria County

League City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Harrisburg

Located in Galveston County

Baytown   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Harrisburg

Missouri City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Harrisburg

Located in Fort Bend County

Friendswood   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Harrisburg

Located in Galveston County

La Porte   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Harrisburg

Deer Park   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Harrisburg

Bellaire   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Harrisburg

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Harrisburg.

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Harrisburg refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Harrisburg may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrisburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 29.7183, Longitude: -95.2797     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harrisburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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