capital of Pa., in the S part, on the Susquehanna: pop. 49,000
after John Harris, Jr., the founder
See Harrisburg in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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. Population: 47,200.