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Welcome to Harrisville ...

The town of Harrisville is located in Ritchie County and is the County Seat for Ritchie County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Harrisville has a population of 1,740 people<2> (see below for details).

Harrisville is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Harrisville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Harrisville: (304) and (681)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harrisville had a population of 1,876 people (or 17.95% of the total population of Ritchie County). This makes Harrisville the county's most populous community.

The population of Harrisville represents 0.1% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 63rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,876 people, the population of Harrisville increased 1.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,842 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Harrisville had an population of 1,740 people. This is a decrease of 7.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.54% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Harrisville.

Communities near Harrisville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Harrisville and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Auburn   [Map]   90   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Belmont   [Map]   876   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cairo   [Map]   262   W   5 miles [8 km]
Cantwell   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hebron   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pennsboro   [Map]   1,045   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Harrisville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Harrisville - they are located in Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

See 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 Harrisville. 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 Harrisville. 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 Harrisville. Our list includes 7 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harrisville ...

Looking for more information about Harrisville? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Harrisville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Harrisville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Ritchie County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harrisville.

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

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>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- Harrisville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harrisville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harrisville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrisville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2105, Longitude: -81.0485     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harrisville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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