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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Harrisonburg is approximately 30,707 (1990), 48914 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,900 (1990), 15988 (2010).
The amount of land area in Harrisonburg is 45.494 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.076 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harrisonburg to Washington DC is 110 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 100 miles. (as the crow flies)
Harrisonburg is positioned 38.43 degrees north of the equator and 78.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Harrisonburg elevation is 1,338 feet above sea level.


in northern Virginia near the West Virginia border. Nearby communities include: Hinton, Mount Clinton, Edom, Keezle Town, Penn Laird and Dayton. Harrisonburg is an independent city not associated with any county.
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History & History Related Items

Named after founder, Thomas Harrison. Harrisonburg was settled at the crossroads of an Indian path and the Spotswood trail in about 1739. His sons donated the land for the Rockingham County Courthouse in 1779.

During the Civil War, respected Confederate General Turner Ashby, fell in battle on June 6, 1862.

Take a walking tour of historic Harrisonburg
Contact the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Convention and Visitors bureau
10 E. Gay Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540-434-2319
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Endless Caverns Phone: 540-896-2283
11 miles from town, this is Virginia's longest caverns' tour. See many stalactites, stalagmites, giant columns, flowstone and limestone pendants. The end to this cavern has yet to be discovered.

Life Science Museum
17 Grace St.
Harrisonburg, VA
Phone: 540-568-6378
This museum features birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and more.

Virginia Quilt Museum
Phone: 540-433-3818
See many quilts on display - both contemporary and antique. The museum is housed in the 1856 Warren-Sipe House.

The Arboretum at James Madison University
Phone: 540-468-3194 Phone: 540-568-3194
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Harrisonburg City Government

Harrisonburg Manager's Office
345 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3606
Phone: 540-434-6776

Harrisonburg Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
800 Country Club Rd
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-5033
Phone: 540-434-3862

Harrisonburg Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
800 Country Club Rd
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-5033
Phone: 540-434-3862

Harrisonburg Libraries

Carrier Library
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: 540-568-6578

Rockingham Public Library
45 Newman Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-4001
Phone: 540-434-4475

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