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Harrison County is a county located in the northwest portion of the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 8,957. Its county seat is Bethany. The county was organized February 14, 1845, and named for US Representative Albert G. Harrison of Missouri.
Named for Albert G. Harrison, Missouri congressman.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Named in honor of Albert G. Harrison of Fulton, Missouri,who was a member of Congress from 1835 to 1839. The county was organized on February 14, 1845. (Campbell, p. 225; HIST. HARRISON, p. 119; SESSION LAWS, 1844-5, p. 32; BOONVILLE WEEKLY ADV., Nov. 10, 1911, p. 2)
Source: Ewing, Martha K. "Place Names In The Northwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1929.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 726 square miles (1,880 km2), of which 723 square miles (1,870 km2) is
land and 3.9 square miles (10 km2) (0.5%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Cainsville R-I School District - Cainsville
Gilman City R-IV School District - Gilman City
North Harrison County R-III School District - Eagleville
Ridgeway R-V School District - Ridgeway
South Harrison County R-II School District - Bethany
Zadie Creek School - Eagleville (02-09) - Amish