Harrison, Vigo County, Indiana

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Harrison
Unincorporated community
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Harrison is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Harrison
Harrison
location in Vigo County, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°31′43″N 87°25′20″W / 39.52861°N 87.42222°W / 39.52861; -87.42222Coordinates: 39°31′43″N 87°25′20″W / 39.52861°N 87.42222°W / 39.52861; -87.42222
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Vigo County
Township Fayette Township
Elevation[1] 139 m (456 ft)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47885
Area code(s) 812
GNIS feature ID 452218

Harrison is an unincorporated community in southeastern Fayette Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

It is part of the Terre Haute metropolitan area.

History[edit]

Harrison was platted August 4, 1837, by Ann Potts, on the west side of the river from Fort Harrison, a military outpost in the region built in 1811 by General William Henry Harrison.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

Harrison is located at 39°31′43″N 87°25′20″W / 39.52861°N 87.42222°W / 39.52861; -87.42222 at an elevation of 456 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Harrison, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Fort Harrison (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  4. ^ Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 476.