Origin of Harrisburgafter John Harris, Jr. (1727-91), a founder
The capital of Pennsylvania, in the southeast-central part of the state west-northwest of Philadelphia. Settled in the early 1700s as Harris' Ferry, it was renamed in 1785 and became the capital in 1812.x
- Hoyt, Brief of a Title in the Seventeen Townships in the County of Luzerne (Harrisburg, 1879).
- Of Harrisburg and about 100 m.
- Sterling was formed in 1839 by the consolidation of two towns, Harrisburg and Chatham, founded here in 1836 and 1837 respectively; it was chartered as a city in 1857.
- Of Harrisburg, and 6 m.
- HARRISBURG, the capital of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and the county-seat of Dauphin county, on the E.