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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Harrisburg is approximately 53,000 (2000), 49528 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 24,590 (1990), 20605 (2010).
The amount of land area in Harrisburg is 21.001 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 8.624 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harrisburg to Washington DC is 104 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Harrisburg is positioned 40.27 degrees north of the equator and 76.88 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The average low temperature is 42.6 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 61 degrees F.


in eastern Pennsylvania. Harrisburg is just 88 miles to Baltimore, Maryland, 114 to Philadelphia, PA, 169 to New York City, and 104 to Washington, D. C.

Here is a map page for Harrisburg.
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History & History Related Items

Harrisburg is the state capital for Pennsylvania.

"Named in 1785 by John Harris Jr. who laid out the town. Harris' father ran a ferry service here beginning in the 1750s. Shortly after 1785, state officials changed Harrisburg's name to Louisburg, in honor of Louis XVI and out of recognition for France's support of the colonies in the war with Britain. But although the name was officially Louisburg, everyone still called the joint Harrisburg, as the Harrises were popular people indeed. The state got the message and soon changed the official name back."
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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The settling of Harrisburg

1710 by Europeans

The incorporation of Harrisburg

1791 as a borough, 1860 as a city


Harrisburg/Hershey/Carlisle Welcome Center

Pennsylvania Capital Region
information for visitors to the area

Information about the State Capitol

The National Civil War Museum
P.O. Box 1861
Harrisburg, PA 17105-1861
Phone: 1-866-BluGray

The Susquehanna Art Museum
301 Market Street
Harrisburg, Pa. 17101
Phone: 717-233-8668

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-4979

Museums in Harrisburg Museums in Harrisburg
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Harrisburg City Government

Harrisburg City Government Information
10 N. 2nd St.
Harrisburg, PA 17113-2301
Phone: 717-255-3011

Harrisburg City Council or City Clerk
10 N. 2nd St.
Harrisburg, PA 17113-2301
Phone: 717-255-3060

Motor Vehicles Bureau
1101 S. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104-2515
Phone: 717-787-2304


Official Dauphin County page

Dauphin County Board of Commissioners
PO Box 1295
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1295
Phone: (717) 255-2741

Harrisburg Chamber

Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
3211 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1342
Phone: 717-213-5020

Harrisburg Community News

Town of Rileyville?
In 1925-1945 there was a family by the name of Riley whom lived in Harrisburg P.A. They owned some land and a railroad. The names were either Charles or William. Also I believe there was a town called Rileyville? If anyone has any information, I would greatly appreciate it. I am trying to locate family.
Thank you, Joan Riley

Harrisburg Organizations

Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
3211 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1342
Phone: 717-213-5020

Harrisburg Schools

Harrisburg School District
1201 N. 6th St.
Harrisburg, PA 17102-1409
Phone: 717-703-4000


Harrisburg Area Community College
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110-2999
USA: (717) 780-2300
PA Residents: (800) ABC-HACC

Penn State - Harrisburg Harrisburg


The population of Harrisburg was:
1990 - 52,376
2000 - 53,000

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