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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Harrisville:
    • 39.210451, -81.048533
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Harrisville
  • Waymarking ...
    • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Harrisville ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Harrisville.

Within West Virginia, the name Harrisville is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 22 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Etowah County
      • This Harrisville is located in Etowah County and lies 457 miles [735.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Etowah County community of Harrisville.
    • Connecticut
      • Windham County
      • This Harrisville is located in Windham County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Harrisville.
    • Illinois
      • Winnebago County
      • This Harrisville is located in Winnebago County and lies 464 miles [746.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winnebago County community of Harrisville.
    • Indiana
      • Randolph County
      • This Harrisville is located in Randolph County and lies 214 miles [344.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Harrisville.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Harrisville is located in Carroll County and lies 209 miles [336.4 km]<1> to the east of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Harrisville.
      • Cecil County
      • This Harrisville is located in Cecil County and lies 266 miles [428.1 km] to the east of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Harrisville.
      • Dorchester County
      • This Harrisville is located in Dorchester County and lies 266 miles [428.1 km] to the east of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dorchester County community of Harrisville.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Harrisville is located in Worcester County and lies 525 miles [844.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Harrisville.
    • Michigan
      • Alcona County
      • This Harrisville is located in Alcona County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alcona County community of Harrisville.
    • Mississippi
      • Simpson County
      • This Harrisville is located in Simpson County and lies 711 miles [1,144.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Simpson County community of Harrisville.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Harrisville lies 953 miles [1,533.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Harrisville is located in Cheshire County and lies 532 miles [856.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Harrisville.
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Harrisville is located in Burlington County and lies 349 miles [561.7 km]<1> to the east of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Harrisville.
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Harrisville is located in Chenango County and lies 377 miles [606.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Harrisville.
      • Lewis County
      • This Harrisville is located in Lewis County and lies 451 miles [725.8 km] to the northeast of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Harrisville.
    • North Carolina
      • Montgomery County
      • This Harrisville is located in Montgomery County and lies 284 miles [457.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Harrisville.
    • Ohio
      • Harrison County
      • This Harrisville is located in Harrison County and lies 67 miles [107.8 km]<1> to the north of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Harrisville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler County
      • This Harrisville is located in Butler County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Harrisville.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This Harrisville is located in Providence County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Providence County community of Harrisville.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Harrisville is located in Weber County and lies 1,628 miles [2,620 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Harrisville.
    • Vermont
      • Windham County
      • This Harrisville is located in Windham County and lies 498 miles [801.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Harrisville.
    • Virginia
      • Shenandoah County
      • This Harrisville is located in Shenandoah County and lies 139 miles [223.7 km]<1> to the east of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shenandoah County community of Harrisville.
    • Wisconsin
      • Marquette County
      • This Harrisville is located in Marquette County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Harrisville that is located in Ritchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Harrisville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harrisville ...

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.

  • Admiral [Ritchie County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Admiral
    • Admiral [Ritchie County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Harrisville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Admiral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cairo [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Harrisville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 254 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<3>
  • Cornwallis [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwallis
    • Cornwallis [Ritchie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Harrisville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwallis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwallis
  • Five Forks [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Ritchie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrisville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
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    • Highland [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Ritchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Harrisville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • League [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for League
      • League [Ritchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harrisville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for League have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on League
    • Low Gap [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Low Gap
      • Low Gap [Ritchie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Harrisville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Low Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
    • Pew Hill [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pew Hill
      • Pew Hill [Ritchie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Harrisville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pew Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pew Hill
    • Pike [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike
      • Pike [Ritchie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Harrisville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike
    • Riddle [Ritchie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riddle
      • Riddle [Ritchie County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Harrisville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riddle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Six Hill [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Hill
      • Six Hill [Ritchie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Harrisville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Hill
    • Slab [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab
      • Slab [Ritchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrisville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slab have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab
    • Star Settlement [Ritchie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Settlement
      • Star Settlement [Ritchie County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Harrisville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Harrisville. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Walter Lee 'Piggy' Barnes     (Professional football, actor)
    • Florence Harding     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Warren Harding (1921 - 1923))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Warren Harding (1921 - 1923). She was born in Marion (Ohio) on Wednesday August 15, 1860 and died in Oak Grove (Ohio) on Friday November 21, 1924 at the age of 64. She is buried at Harding Memorial Park (Marion County, Ohio).
      • Oak Grove is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Harrisville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Florence Harding<4>
    • August 'Gus' Wagner     (Tatto artist, wood carver, painter)
      • Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at the age of 69. He is buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas).
      • Marietta is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Harrisville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<4>

How Far From Harrisville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Harrisville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 67 miles [107.8 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Harrisville to Charleston, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 216 miles [347.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,051 miles [9,738.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,767 miles [10,890.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,642 miles [7,470.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Ritchie County

About West Virginia

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Harrisville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Harrisville 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 310.284 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.21 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.325 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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