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Clare County, Michigan


Twenty Lakes in Twenty Minutes

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Harrison is approximately 2,083 (2005), 2114 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,127 (1990), 913 (2010).
The amount of land area in Harrison is 36.648 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Harrison is 3.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 24.886 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harrison to Washington DC is 407 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 92 miles. (as the crow flies)
Harrison is positioned 42.58 degrees north of the equator and 82.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Harrison elevation is 1,186 feet above sea level.
Harrison median income is $ 26,392 (2000).
The Harrison median home price is $ 82,100 (2000).


in eastern Michigan, west of Saginaw Bay. Nearby communities include: Temple, Lake George, Marion, Skeels, Farwell, Clare, Houghton Lake, Gladwin, Prudenville, Rosebush, Coleman and Beaverton. Here is a map page for Harrison. How do you get to Harrison? Try this directions page.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history pagefor Harrison.

When Clare County was organized in 1871, the first county seat was Farwell. On 25 April 1880, land was platted for a new community to become the county seat. It was named Harrison for William Henry Harrison, the 9th President of the US and also for Harrison Carey, a local surveyor. More history information may be found on the above history page.
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The incorporation of Harrison



Here is a page listing those Twenty Lakes you can visit in Twenty Minutes!

Wilson State Park

Things to do in the area.

Dan Rowland Memorial Rodeo
held on the Fourth of July Weekend each year.

Learn more about the area at this website.
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Harrison City Government

City of Harrison
229 Beech Street
PO Box 378
Harrison, Michigan 48625-0378
Phone (989) 539-7145

Harrison has a Mayor/Council form of Government

Harrison Chamber

Harrison Area Chamber of Commerce
809 North First Street
P.O. Box 682
Harrison, Michigan 48625
Phone: (989) 539-6011

Harrison Organizations

Harrison Area Chamber of Commerce
809 North First Street
P.O. Box 682
Harrison, Michigan 48625
Phone: (989) 539-6011

Harrison Libraries

Harrison Library
102 N 2nd St.
Harrison, Michigan
Phone: 989-539-6711 Harrison


The population of Harrison was:
1960 - 1,072
1970 - 1,460
1980 - 1,700
1990 - 1,835
2000 - 2,108
2005 - 2,083

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