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Welcome to Harrisville ...

The town of Harrisville is located in Ritchie County<1> and is the County Seat for Ritchie County.

The location of Harrisville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Harrisville has a population of 1,686 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Harrisville.

Harrisville is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Harrisville: (304) & (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harrisville had an population of 1,686 people. This is a decrease of 10.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harrisville had a population of 1,876 people (which is 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Harrisville ...

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

  • Saint Marys [Pleasants County]
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    • Saint Marys [Pleasants County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Harrisville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,757 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<7>
  • Pennsboro [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsboro
    • Pennsboro [Ritchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Harrisville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,018 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<7>
  • Belmont [Pleasants County]
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    • Belmont [Pleasants County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Harrisville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 853 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
  • West Union [Doddridge County]
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    • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Harrisville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 787 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cairo [Ritchie County]
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      • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Harrisville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<7>
    • Pullman [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
      • Pullman [Ritchie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Harrisville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
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      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Harrisville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Cantwell [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantwell
      • Cantwell [Ritchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Harrisville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantwell
    • League [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for League
      • League [Ritchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Harrisville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on League
    • Hebron [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Pleasants County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Harrisville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron

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 Harrisville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harrisville.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harrisville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harrisville. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Harrisville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Harrisville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Harrisville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Harrisville on our Genealogy Page.

Communities in West Virginia

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About West Virginia

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>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Ritchie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harrisville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harrisville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HarrisvilleOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Harrisville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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