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Harrison is located

Harrison is located in McLennan County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Harrison, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Harrison, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

Harrison is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Harrison is within the boundaries of the (254) area code.

Communities Also Named Harrison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 45 communities that are also named Harrison - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey (3), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio (6), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Harrison ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Harrison.

  • Waco
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waco
    • Waco is located in McLennan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 141,377 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waco <4>
  • Hewitt
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hewitt
    • Hewitt is located in McLennan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,113 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hewitt <4>
  • Robinson
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Bellmead
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellmead have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellmead
    • Bellmead is located in McLennan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,835 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellmead <4>
  • Woodway
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodway have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodway
    • Woodway is located in McLennan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,077 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodway <4>
  • Lacy - Lakeview
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacy - Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacy - Lakeview
    • Lacy - Lakeview is located in McLennan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,803 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacy - Lakeview <4>
  • Marlin
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Mart
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mart have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mart
    • Mart is located in McLennan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,983 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mart <4>
  • Beverly Hills
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly Hills
    • Beverly Hills is located in McLennan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,980 people
  • Northcrest
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northcrest
    • Northcrest is located in McLennan County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harrison. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harrison.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harrison. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harrison.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harrison. See our Newspapers Page for Harrison.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harrison ...

Looking for more information about Harrison? 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 Harrison, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Harrison.

Adding Harrison to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Harrison in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Harrison was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Harrison in the book titled .<6> From that list, the Harrison post office opened in 1879.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Harrison.

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 McLennan County: www.co.mclennan.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including McLennan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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