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Encyclopedia > Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
City of Harrisburg
Downtown Harrisburg and the Pennsylvania State Capitol, as seen from the Susquehanna River

Seal
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°16′11″N 76°52′32″W / 40.26972, -76.87556
Country United States
Commonwealth Pennsylvania
County Dauphin
Incorporated 1791
Charter 1860
Government
 - Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D)
Area
 - City 11.4 sq mi (26.9 km²)
 - Land 8.1 sq mi (21.0 km²)
 - Water 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km²)
 - Urban 335.4 sq mi (539.7 km²)
Elevation 320 ft (98 m)
Population (2000, CSA 2005)
 - City 48,950
 - Density 6,043.2/sq mi (2,333.3/km²)
 - Urban 362,782
 - Metro 643,820
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.harrisburgpa.gov/

Harrisburg is the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 48,950. The Harrisburg area population was 643,820, making it the fifth most populous metropolitan area in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre. Harrisburg is the county seat of Dauphin CountyGR6 and lies on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, 105 miles (169 km) west-northwest of Philadelphia. Harrisburg usually refers to the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the United States of America. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixels, file size: 346 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Downtown Harrisburg, is the central core business and government center for the greater metropolitan area of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. 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Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... Location in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country State Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741 Government  - Mayor John B. Callahan Area  - City  19. ... Northampton Countys location in Pennsylvania Eastons location in Northampton County Coordinates: , Country State County Northampton Government  - Mayor Sal Panto Jr. ... Scranton redirects here. ... 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Harrisburg has played a critical role in American history during the Westward Migration, the American Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. During part of the 19th century, the building of the Pennsylvania Canal and later the Pennsylvania Railroad, allowed Harrisburg to become one of the most industrialized cities in the Northeastern United States. A frontier is a political and geographical term referring to areas near or beyond a boundary, or of a different nature. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map The Main Line of Public Works was a railroad and canal system built by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, running from Philadelphia west across the state to Pittsburgh. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... Regional definitions vary The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States. ...


Contrasted with its 1981 status as the second most distressed city in the nation,[citation needed] Harrisburg has undergone a dramatic economic change, with nearly $3 billion in new investment now realized.[1] The U.S. Navy ship USS Harrisburg, which served from 1918-19 at the end of World War I, is named in honor of the city. The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... USN redirects here. ... SS Paris—a steamship built in 1888 and 1889 by J. & G. Thompson at Glasgow, Scotland—was acquired by the U. S. Navy on 27 April 1898 under charter from the International Navigation Co. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ...


The Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agriculture exposition in the United States, was first held in Harrisburg in 1917 and has been held there every January since then. Harrisburg also hosts the annual "Auto Show," a large static display of new as well as classic cars, which is renowned nation-wide. Harrisburg is also known for the infamous Three Mile Island incident, which occurred in nearby Middletown. The Pennsylvania Farm Show is held every January in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, just off Exit 67 of Interstate 81. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station consists of two nuclear reactors, each with its own containment building and cooling towers. ... Middletown is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River, nine miles (15 km) southeast of Harrisburg. ...

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History

The site along the Susquehanna River where Harrisburg is located is thought to have been inhabited by Native Americans as early as 3000 BC. Known to the Native Americans as "Peixtin," or "Paxtang," the area was an important resting place and crossroads for Native American traders, as the trails leading from the Delaware to the Ohio rivers, and from the Potomac to the Upper Susquehanna intersected there. The first European contact with Native Americans in Pennsylvania was made by the Englishman, Captain John Smith, who journeyed from Virginia up the Susquehanna River in 1608 and visited with the Susquehanna tribe. In 1719, John Harris, Sr., an English trader, settled here and 14 years later secured grants of 800 acres (3.2 km²) in this vicinity. In 1785, John Harris, Jr. made plans to lay out a town on his father's land, which he named Harrisburg. In the spring of 1785, the town was formally surveyed by William Maclay, who was a son-in-law of John Harris, Sr. In 1791, Harrisburg became incorporated and was named the Pennsylvania state capital in October 1812. The History of Harrisburg, the state capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States, has occupied a central place in the development of the nations industrial history, from its origins as a trading outpost to the present. ... The Susquehanna River (originally Sasquesahanough per the 1612 John Smith map) is a river located in the northeastern United States. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Paxtang is a borough located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... Statue at Jamestown VA, photo Aug 2007 Captain/Sir John Smith (1580–June 21, 1631), was an English soldier, sailor, and author. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States, approximately 410 mi (715 km) long. ... John Harris, Sr. ... John Harris, Jr. ... William Maclay (July 20, 1737-April 16, 1804) was a politician from Pennsylvania during the eighteenth century. ...

Postcard depicting Market Street in Downtown Harrisburg as it appeared in 1910. Trolley tracks are noticeable along the street.

During the first part of the 19th century, Harrisburg was a notable stopping place along the Underground Railroad, as escaped slaves would be transported across the Susquehanna River and were often fed and given supplies before heading north towards Canada.[2] The assembling here of the Harrisburg Convention in 1827 led to the passage of the high protective-tariff bill of 1828. In 1839, Harrison and Tyler were nominated for President of the United States at Harrisburg. By the 1830s Harrisburg was part of the Pennsylvania canal system and an important railroad center as well. Steel and iron became dominant industries. Steel and other industries continued to play a major role in the local economy throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century. The city was the center of enormous railroad traffic and supported large furnaces, rolling mills, and machine shops. The Pennsylvania Steel Company plant, which opened in nearby Steelton in 1866, was the first in the country; later operated by Bethlehem Steel.[3] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Downtown Harrisburg, is the central core commerical/business and regional government center for the greater metropolitan area of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. It includes the Pennsylvania State Capital Complex and the Capital District, and is bordered on the west by the Susquehanna River and the neighborhoods of Shipoke and Midtown. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... This article is about a 19th-century slave escape route. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Tariff of 1828 (also known as the Tariff of Abominations, ch. ... William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military leader, politician, and the ninth President of the United States. ... John Tyler, Jr. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... The Union Canal was towpath canal that existed in southeastern Pennsylvania in the United States during the 19th century. ... For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Iron (disambiguation). ... Steelton is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, three miles (5 km) southeast of Harrisburg. ... Bethlehem Steel Corporations flagship manufacturing facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...


During the American Civil War, Harrisburg was a significant training center for the Union Army, with tens of thousands of troops passing through Camp Curtin. It was also a major rail center for the Union and a vital link between the Atlantic coast and the Midwest, with several railroads running through the city and spanning the Susquehanna River. As a result of this importance, it was a target of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during its two invasions. The first time during the 1862 Maryland Campaign, when Lee planned to capture the city after taking Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, but was prevented from doing so by the Battle of Antietam and his subsequent retreat back into Virginia. The second attempt was made during the Gettysburg Campaign in 1863 and was more substantial. A short skirmish took place in June 1863 at Sporting Hill, just 2 miles west of Harrisburg. This is considered by many to be the northern-most battle of the Civil War. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... Camp Curtin was a military training camp near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... // For other uses, see Robert E. Lee (disambiguation). ... The Army of Northern Virginia was the primary military force of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War in the eastern theater. ... Confederate dead at Antietam The Maryland Campaign, or the Antietam Campaign, of September 1862 is widely considered one of the major turning points of the American Civil War. ... Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 1865. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders George B. McClellan Robert E. Lee Strength 87,000 45,000 Casualties 12,401 (2,108 killed, 9,540 wounded, 753 captured/missing) 10,316 (1,546 killed, 7,752 wounded, 1,018 captured/missing) The Battle of Antietam (also... Meade and Lee of Gettysburg Gettysburg Campaign (through July 3); cavalry movements shown with dashed lines. ... Camp Hill is a borough located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, southwest of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ...

See also: Skirmish of Sporting Hill

Many important events have helped to shape Harrisburg over the years. The Pennsylvania Farm Show, a the largest indoor agriculture exposition in the United States, was first held in 1917 and has been held every January since then. The present location of the Show is the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Arena, located at the corner of Maclay and Cameron streets. In June 1972, Harrisburg was hit by a major flood from the remnants of hurricane Agnes. On March 28, 1979, the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, along the Susquehanna River located south of Harrisburg, suffered a partial meltdown. Although the meltdown was contained and radiation leakages were minimal, there were still worries that an evacuation would be necessary. Governor Richard Thornburgh did recommend an evacuation of pregnant women and preschool children who lived within a five mile radius of TMI. Although there were about 5,000 people covered by this recommendation, over 140,000 people fled the area. Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Darius N. Couch Albert G. Jenkins Strength Elements of Pennsylvania and New York state militia Elements of the 16th Virginia Cavalry Regiment Casualties 16 dead 20-30 wounded 11 wounded The Skirmish of Sporting Hill was a relatively small skirmish... The Pennsylvania Farm Show is held every January in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, just off Exit 67 of Interstate 81. ... Pennsylvania State Farm Show Arena is an indoor arena in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... Pennsylvania Route 230 is a state route in central Pennsylvania. ... Hurricane Agnes was the first tropical storm and first hurricane of 1972 Atlantic hurricane season. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Three Mile Island redirects here. ... The Susquehanna River (originally Sasquesahanough per the 1612 John Smith map) is a river located in the northeastern United States. ... Richard L. Dick Thornburgh (born July 16, 1932) is a lawyer and Republican politician who served as the Governor of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1987, and then as the U.S. Attorney General from 1988 to 1991. ...

See also: Three Mile Island accident

After Harrisburg suffered years of being in bad shape economically, Stephen R. Reed was elected mayor in 1981 and has been re-elected ever since, making him the longest serving mayor of Harrisburg. He immediately started projects which would attract both businesses and tourists. Several museums and hotels such as Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, the National Civil War Museum and the Hilton Harrisburg and Towers were built during his term, along with many office buildings and residences. Several semi-professional sports franchises, including the Harrisburg Senators of the Eastern League, the defunct Harrisburg Heat indoor soccer club and the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Second Division began operations in the city during his tenure as mayor. While praised for the vast number of economic improvements, Reed has also been criticized for population loss and mounting debt. For example, during a budget crisis the city was forced to sell $8 million worth of Western and American-Indian artifacts collected by Mayor Reed for a never-realized museum celebrating the American West.[4] For details on this station, see Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station. ... Stephen Russell Reed (born 1950) is the current and longest-serving mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... The National Civil War Museum, located at 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a permanent, nonprofit educational institution created to promote the preservation of material culture and sources of information which are directly relevant to the American Civil War of 1861-1865 and the aftermath period of... Entrance of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California Beverly Hilton Hotel viewed from Wilshire Boulvard Hilton is a brand of the Hilton Hotels Corporation, based in Beverly Hills, California. ... The Harrisburg Senators are a minor league baseball team based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... The Harrisburg Heat was a professional soccer team based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... Harrisburg City Islanders are an American soccer team, founded in 2004. ... The United Soccer Leagues Second Division (often referred to as simply, USL-2) is a professional mens soccer league in North America, part of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) league pyramid. ... The Western United States, also referred to as the American West or simply The West, traditionally refers to the region constituting the westernmost states of the United States (see geographical terminology section for further discussion of these terms). ...

Downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania panorama, as seen from the John Harris Bridge (2000).

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is an overview of the term Panorama. ... The John Harris Bridge, also known locally as the South Bridge, carries Interstate 83 across the Susquehanna River connecting downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and its western suburbs in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. ...

Geography and Climate

Harrisburg is located at 40°16′11″N, 76°52′32″W (40.269789, -76.875613).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.6 km² (11.4 mi²). 21.0 km² (8.1 mi²) of it is land and 8.6 km² (3.3 mi²) of it (29.11%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Harrisburg is located in the Susquehanna Valley, a rich and fertile agricultural region in South Central Pennsylvania. The region is also situated at the extreme western fringe of the BosWash megalopolis, the name for a group of metropolitan areas in the northeastern United States. Directly to the north of Harrisburg lies the Blue Ridge chain of the Appalachian Mountains. The Cumberland Valley lies directly to the west of Harrisburg and the Susquehanna River, stretching into northern Maryland. The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States, approximately 410 mi (715 km) long. ... The BosWash or Bosnywash or Boshington or Northeast Corridor or simply Northeast megalopolis is the name for a group of metropolitan areas in the northeastern United States, extending from Boston, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., including Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford and New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut; New York, New York... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... Counties comprising The Cumberland Valley Region The Cumberland Valley is a geographic region that lies between South Mountain and the Ridge and Valley Province of central Pennsylvania and western Maryland, United States. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N...


Harrisburg's western boundary is formed by the Susquehanna River, which also serves as the boundary between Dauphin and Cumberland counties. The city is divided into numerous neighborhoods and districts. Like many of Pennsylvania's cities and boroughs that are at "build-out" stage, there are several townships outside of Harrisburg city limits that, although autonomous, use the name Harrisburg for postal and name-place designation. They include the townships of: Lower Paxton, Middle Paxton, Susquehanna, Swatara and West Hanover in Dauphin County. The borough of Penbrook, located just east of Reservoir Park, was previously known as East Harrisburg. Penbrook, along with the borough of Paxtang, also located just outside of the city limits, maintain Harrisburg zip codes as well. The United States Postal Service designates 26 zip codes for Harrisburg, including 13 for official use by federal and state government agencies.[5] The Susquehanna River (originally Sasquesahanough per the 1612 John Smith map) is a river located in the northeastern United States. ... Dauphin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Lower Paxton Township is a township located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... Middle Paxton Township is a township located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... Susquehanna Township is a township located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... Swatara Township is a township located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... West Hanover Township is a township located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... Penbrook is a borough located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... Reservoir Park is the largest municipal public park in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and occupies approximately 85-acres in the Allison Hill neighborhood of the city. ... Paxtang is a borough located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... USPS and Usps redirect here. ...

See also: List of Harrisburg neighborhoods
Monthly Average and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 73 75 86 93 97 100 107 101 102 97 84 75
Avg High °F 37.5 40.9 50.9 62.6 72.6 80.8 85.7 83.7 75.7 64.3 52.5 41.7
Avg Low °F 23.1 24.7 32.5 41.5 51.4 60.6 66 64.2 56.7 44.6 36.1 27.8
Rec Low °F -9 -5 5 19 31 40 49 45 30 23 13 -8
Precip (in) 3.18 2.88 3.58 3.31 4.6 3.99 3.21 3.24 3.65 3.06 3.53 3.22
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA consists of the following neighborhoods: Allison Hill Bellevue Park Camp Curtin Capital District (not to be confused with State Capitol Complex) Central Business District (Downtown Harrisburg) City Island East Harrisburg Engletown Italian Lake Midtown Northern Tier Shipoke South Harrisburg Uptown Historic Districts 6th Street Historic District Allison...

People and culture in Harrisburg

Culture

Harrisburg's Market Square. Formerly the site of a market in Downtown Harrisburg, today it is a public transportation hub and commercial center.

Downtown Harrisburg has two major performance centers. The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, which was completed in 1999, is the first center of its type in the United States where education, science and the performing arts take place under one roof. The Forum, a 1,763-seat concert and lecture hall built in 1930-31, is a state-owned and operated facility located within the State Capitol Complex. Since 1931, The Forum has been home to the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Downtown Harrisburg, is the central core commerical/business and regional government center for the greater metropolitan area of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. It includes the Pennsylvania State Capital Complex and the Capital District, and is bordered on the west by the Susquehanna River and the neighborhoods of Shipoke and Midtown. ... Downtown Harrisburg, is the central core commerical/business and regional government center for the greater metropolitan area of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. It includes the Pennsylvania State Capital Complex and the Capital District, and is bordered on the west by the Susquehanna River and the neighborhoods of Shipoke and Midtown. ... The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some... Overhead view of the State Capitol buliding and adjancent government complex. ... The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is an American orchestra based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra can be traced back to the early 1930s during the throes of the Great Depression. ...


Beginning in 2001, downtown Harrisburg saw a surge of commercial nightlife development. This has been credited with reversing the city's financial decline, and has made downtown Harrisburg a destination for events from jazz festivals to Top-40 nightclubs.


Harrisburg is also the home of the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest agricultural exhibition of its kind in the nation. In 2004, Harrisburg hosted CowParade, an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major cities all over the world. Fiberglass sculptures of cows are decorated by local artists, and distributed over the city centre, in public places such as train stations and parks. They often feature artwork and designs specific to local culture, as well as city life and other relevant themes. The Pennsylvania Farm Show is held every January in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, just off Exit 67 of Interstate 81. ... The Grand Parade at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. ... Cow Human Touch, CowParade Warsaw 2005 CowParade is an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major cities all over the world. ... Art exhibitions are traditionally the space in which art objects (in the most general sense) meet an audience, a temporary presentation of art. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 875
1800 1,472 68.2%
1810 2,287 55.4%
1820 2,990 30.7%
1830 4,312 44.2%
1840 5,980 38.7%
1850 7,834 31.0%
1860 13,405 71.1%
1870 23,104 72.4%
1880 30,762 33.1%
1890 39,385 28.0%
1900 50,167 27.4%
1910 64,186 27.9%
1920 75,917 18.3%
1930 80,339 5.8%
1940 83,893 4.4%
1950 89,544 6.7%
1960 79,697 -11.0%
1970 68,061 -14.6%
1980 53,264 -21.7%
1990 52,376 -1.7%
2000 48,950 -6.5%

As of the census of 2005, there were an estimated 47,472 people living in Harrisburg. In the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 48,950 people, 20,561 households, and 10,917 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,330.4/km² (6,035.6/mi²). There were 24,314 housing units at an average density of 1,157.5/km² (2,997.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 31.72% White, 54.83% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 2.83% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 6.54% from other races, and 3.64% from two or more races. 11.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Harrisburg is the 6th most populous city in the eastern U.S. and 47th in the nation of Vietnamese population with 2,649 residents.[6] The United States Census of 1790 was the first Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1800 was the second Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1810 was the third Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1820 was the fourth Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1830 was the fifth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify themselves with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 20,561 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 23.4% were married couples living together, 24.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.9% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.15. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $26,920, and the median income for a family was $29,556. Males had a median income of $27,670 versus $24,405 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,787. About 23.4% of families and 24.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.9% of those under age 18 and 16.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The very first census taken in the United States occurred in 1790. At that time Harrisburg was a small, but substantial colonial town with a population of 875 residents.[7] With the increase of the cities prominence as an industrial and transportation center, Harrisburg reached its peak population build up in 1950, topping out at nearly 90,000 residents. Since the 1950s, Harrisburg, along with other northeastern urban centers large and small, has experienced a declining population that is ultimately fueling the growth of its suburbs.[8] Unlike Western and Southern states, Pennsylvania maintains a complex system of municipalities and has very little legislation on either the annexation/expansion of cities or the consolidating of municipal entities. Colonial America redirects here. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... The Sun Belt, highlighted in red This article is about the region of the United States. ...


Media

The Harrisburg area has two daily newspapers. The Patriot-News is published in Harrisburg and has a daily circulation of over 100,000. The Sentinel, which is published in Carlisle, roughly 20 miles west of Harrisburg, serves many of Harrisburg's western suburbs in Cumberland County. The Press and Journal, published in Middletown, is one of many weekly, general information newspapers in the Harrisburg area. There are also numerous television and radio stations in the Harrisburg/Lancaster/York area, which makes up the 41st largest media market in the nation. The Patriot-News is the largest daily newspaper serving the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. ... The Carlisle Sentinel is a daily newspaper based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania serving the Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... The Press and Journal is a daily newspaper serving central regions of Pennsylvania in the USA. Established in 1874 the paper has a circulation of approximately 35,000 copies in the Elizabethtown, Harrisburg, Hershey, Highspire, Hummelstown, Middletown and Steelton and areas. ... Nickname: Location of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania Location of Lancaster in Lancaster County Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Government  - Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area  - City  7. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Pennsylvania County York Incorporated  - Borough September 24, 1787  - City January 11, 1887 Government  - Mayor John Brenner Area  - City  5. ...


Newspapers

The Central Penn Business Journal is a weekly business newspaper serving the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. ... The Carlisle Sentinel is a daily newspaper based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania serving the Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... The Patriot-News is the largest daily newspaper serving the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. ... The Press and Journal is a daily newspaper serving central regions of Pennsylvania in the USA. Established in 1874 the paper has a circulation of approximately 35,000 copies in the Elizabethtown, Harrisburg, Hershey, Highspire, Hummelstown, Middletown and Steelton and areas. ...

Television

WGAL is the NBC television affiliate serving the Lancaster/Harrisburg/York (Susquehanna Valley) region of Pennsylvania. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WLYH-TV, CW 15, is the CW Television Network affiliate in the Susquehanna Valley region of Pennsylvania. ... The Crimson White, known colloquially as The CW, is the student-run newspaper of the University of Alabama. ... WHBG is a cable station serving as public access for the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... WHP-TV (CBS 21) is the CBS television affiliate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WHTM-TV channel 27 is the ABC television affiliate serving Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and the Susquehanna Valley. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... W35BT is the broadcast affiliate of the Cornerstone Television Network, serving the Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Pennsylvania market. ... Cornerstone Television Network (Cornerstone TeleVision Network) is a religous broadcast network. ... WITF-TV is a PBS affiliate available on analog channel 33 (ATSC 33-1 and 33-2) based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... PBS redirects here. ... WPMT is the Fox affiliate broadcasting to the Susquehanna Valley area. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... WGCB-TV is a television station serving the Harrisburg/Lancaster/York (Susquehanna Valley) region of Pennsylvania, United States. ...

Radio

According to Arbitron, Harrisburg's radio market is ranked #79.

This is a list of FM stations in the greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. The following radio stations broadcast from Pennsylvania. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity broadcast radio sound. ...

Callsign MHz Band "Name" Format, Owner City of license
WDCV 88.3 FM Indie/College Rock, Dickinson College Carlisle
WXPH 88.7 FM WXPN relay, University of Pennsylvania Harrisburg
WSYC 88.7 FM Alternative, Shippensburg University Shippensburg
WITF-FM 89.5 FM NPR Harrisburg
WVMM 90.7 FM Indie/College Rock, Messiah College Grantham
WJAZ 91.7 FM WRTI relay, Classical/Jazz, Temple University Harrisburg
WWKL 92.1 FM "Hot 92", Rhythmic/CHR Palmyra
WTPA 93.5 FM Classic Rock Mechanicsburg
WRBT 94.9 FM "Bob" Country Harrisburg
WLAN 96.9 FM Top 40 Lancaster
WRVV 97.3 FM "The River" Classic Hits and the Best of Today's Rock Harrisburg
WYCR 98.5 FM 98.5 The Peak York
WQLV 98.9 FM "Love 99" Adult Contemporary Millersburg
WHKF 99.3 FM "Kiss-FM" CHR Harrisburg
WQIC 100.1 FM Adult Contemporary Lebanon
WROZ 101.3 FM "The Rose" Adult Contemporary Lancaster
WARM 103.3 FM "Warm 103" Adult Contemporary York
WNNK 104.1 FM "Wink 104" Hot AC Harrisburg
WQXA 105.7 FM "105.7 The X" Hard Rock York
WMHX 106.7 FM Adult Hits Hershey

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Callsign kHz Band Format City of license
WHP (AM) 580 AM Conservative News/Talk Harrisburg
WWII (AM) 720 AM Contemporary Christian Shiremanstown
WSBA (AM) 910 AM News/Talk York
WADV 940 AM Gospel Lebanon
WHYL 960 AM Adult Standards Carlisle
WIOO 1000 AM Classic Country Carlisle
WKBO 1230 AM Christian Contemporary Harrisburg
WQXA 1250 AM Country York
WLBR 1270 AM Talk Lebanon
WTCY 1400 AM Adult R&B: The Touch Harrisburg
WTKT 1460 AM sports: "The Ticket" Harrisburg
WEEO (AM) 1480 AM Oldies Shippensburg
WLPA 1490 AM sports Lancaster
WWSM 1510 AM Classic Country Annville
WPDC 1600 AM Spanish Elizabethtown

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Harrisburg in film

Several feature films and television series have been filmed or set in and around Harrisburg and the greater Susquehanna Valley. A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States, approximately 410 mi (715 km) long. ...

See also: Harrisburg in film and television

List of films and television series that have been filmed or set in and around Harrisburg, PA, USA: The Vendors (short film, 2005) filmed in Harrisburg, submitted to national and international film festivals Taking Lives (feature film, 2004) partially filmed and set in Carlisle Stolen Honor (documentary film, 2004) anti...

Museums, art collections, and sites of interest

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Notable residents

Since the early 1700s, Harrisburg has been home to many people of note. Because it is the seat of government for the Commonwealth and lies relatively close to other urban centers, Harrisburg has played a significant role in the nation's political, cultural and industrial history. Harrisburgers have also taken a leading role in the development of Pennsylvania's history for over two centuries. Two former U.S. Secretaries of War, Simon Cameron and Alexander Ramsey and several other prominent political figures, such as former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich, hail from Harrisburg. Many notable individuals are interred at Harrisburg Cemetery and East Harrisburg Cemetery. Simon Cameron Simon Cameron (March 8, 1799 – June 26, 1889) was United States Secretary of War for Abraham Lincoln from 1861 to 1862. ... Alexander Ramsey (September 8, 1815 – April 22, 1903) was an American politician. ... Newton Leroy Gingrich, (born June 17, 1943), served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. ... Harrisburg Cemetery, formerly known as Mount Kalmia Cemetery, is a prominent cemetery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, located at 13th and Liberty streets in the Allison Hill/East Harrisburg neighborhoods of the city. ... East Harrisburg Cemetery is a cemetery located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ...

Further information: List of famous people from Harrisburg

Sports

Team Sport League Championships Venue
Harrisburg Senators Baseball Eastern League; Southern Division 6 (1987, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999) Commerce Bank Park
Harrisburg City Islanders Soccer USL Second Division 1 (2007) Skyline Sports Complex
Harrisburg AIFA team Football American Indoor Football Association 0 Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
Harrisburg Horizon Basketball Eastern Basketball Alliance 5 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) Manny Weaver Gym, Rowland Middle School
Harrisburg Lunatics Inline Hockey Professional Inline Hockey Association 0 Susquehanna Sports Center, Lemoyne

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Semi-Pro

Team Sport League Championships Venue
Harrisburg RFC Rugby union EPRU Division III 1 (2006) Cibort Park, in Bressler
Central Penn Piranha Football North American Football League; PA Division 3 Nat'l Championships (1999, 2002, 2005) Skyline Sports Complex

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Defunct Teams

Team Sport League Active Years Venue
Harrisburg Heat Indoor Soccer 1990 - 2002 Harrisburg Farm Show Arena
Harrisburg Hammerheads Minor League Basketball 1994 - 1997 Harrisburg Farm Show Arena

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Architecture

Harrisburg is home to one of the most magnificent State Capitol buildings in the United States. Completed in 1906, the central dome rises to a height of 272 feet (83 m) and was modeled on that of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Rome. The building was designed by Joseph M. Huston and is adorned with sculpture, most notably the two groups, Love and Labor, the Unbroken Law and The Burden of Life, the Broken Law by sculptor George Grey Barnard; murals by Violet Oakley and Edwin Austin Abbey; tile floor by Henry Mercer, which tells the story of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The State Capitol of Pennsylvania, located in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is the seat of government of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... This article is about the famous building in Rome. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... George Grey Barnard, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1947 George Grey Barnard (May 24, 1863 - April 24, 1938) was an American sculptor. ... Violet Oakley (June 10, 1874 - February 25, 1961) was an American artist known for her murals and her work in stained glass. ... Edwin Austin Abbey, drawn by John Singer Sargent in 1888 Edwin Austin Abbey (April 1, 1852 – August 1, 1911) was an American artist, illustrator, and painter. ... Henry Chapman Mercer was born June 24th 1856 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ...


Government

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center, the only city hall in the United States named for a civil rights leader, serves as a central location for the administrative functions of the city.[10] Martin Luther King Jr. ... Martin Luther King is perhaps most famous for his I Have a Dream speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom This article is about the civil rights movement following the Brown v. ...


Harrisburg has been served since 1970 by the “strong mayor” form of municipal government, with separate executive and legislative branches. The Mayor serves a four-year term with no term limits. As the full-time chief executive, the Mayor oversees the operation of 34 agencies, run by department and office heads, some of whom comprise the Mayor’s cabinet, including the Departments of Public Safety (police and fire bureaus), Public Works, Business Administration, Parks and Recreation, Incineration and Steam Generation, Building & Housing Development and Solicitor. The city has 721 employees (2003).[11] The current mayor of Harrisburg is Stephen R. Reed (D), whose current term expires January 2010. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... Stephen Russell Reed (born 1950) is the current and longest-serving mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ...

See also: List of mayors of Harrisburg

There are seven city council members, all elected at large, who serve part-time for four-year terms. There are two other elected city posts, City Treasurer and City Controller, who separately head their own fiscally related offices. List of mayors of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, arranged chronologically. ...


Dauphin County Government Complex, in downtown Harrisburg, serves the administrative functions of the county. The trial court of general jurisdiction for Harrisburg rests with the Court of Dauphin County and is largely funded and operated by county resources and employees. Downtown Harrisburg, is the central core commerical/business and regional government center for the greater metropolitan area of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. It includes the Pennsylvania State Capital Complex, and is bordered on the west by the Susquehanna River, and the neighborhoods of Shipoke and Midtown. ... A trial court or court of first instance is the court in which most civil or criminal cases begin. ... Dauphin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ...


Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex, dominates the city's stature as a regional and national hub for government and politics. All administrative functions of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are located within the complex and at various nearby locations. Overhead view of the State Capitol buliding and adjancent government complex. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ...


Commonwealth Judicial Center, houses Pennsylvania's three appellate courts, which are located in Harrisburg. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, which is the court of last resort in the state, regularly hears arguments at . The Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania are located here. Judges for these courts are elected at large. An appellate court is a court that hears cases in which a lower court -- either a trial court or a lower-level appellate court — has already made some decision, which at least one party to the action wants to challenge based upon some legal grounds that are allowed to... The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the court of last resort for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... The Superior Court of Pennsylvania is the intermediate court of appeal in Pennsylvania, between the trial court of general jurisdiction -- called the Court of Common Pleas -- and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. ... The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, is one of two state intermediate-level appellate courts, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ...


Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse, located in downtown Harrisburg, serves as the regional administrative offices of the federal government. A branch of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is also located within the courthouse. The Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse in Harrisburg is home to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. ... The government of the United States, established by the United States Constitution, is a federal republic of 50 states, a few territories and some protectorates. ... The Middle District of Pennsylvania Seal The Middle District of Pennsylvania The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania was created in 1901 by subdividing the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Western District of...


Transportation

Airports

Domestic and International airlines provide services via Harrisburg International Airport (MDT), which is located southeast of the city in Middletown. HIA is the third-busiest commercial airport in Pennsylvania, both in terms of passengers served and cargo shipments.[12] Passenger carriers that serve HIA include US Airways, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Air Canada. Capital City Airport (CXY), a moderate-sized business class and general aviation airport, is located across the Susquehanna River in the nearby suburb of New Cumberland, south of Harrisburg. Both airports are owned and operated by the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA), which also manages the Franklin County Regional Airport in Chambersburg and Gettysburg Regional Airport in Gettysburg. Harrisburg International Airport (IATA: MDT, ICAO: KMDT) is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Harrisburg, a city in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA. The airport code MDT is a reference to the surrounding community of Middletown, which is a suburb of... Middletown is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River, nine miles (15 km) southeast of Harrisburg. ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline[1] headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... For other airports with this name, see Capital City Airport. ... General aviation (abbr. ... New Cumberland is a borough located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. ... The Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA) is the governing authority of Harrisburg International Airport, Capital City Airport, and Franklin County Regional Airport in south-central Pennsylvania. ... Franklin County Regional Airport (FAA LID: N68), formerly known as Chambersburg Municipal Airport, is a general aviation airport located three miles (5 km) north of the Borough of Chambersburg, in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA. The airport is situated approximately 45 miles southwest of Harrisburg. ... Chambersburg is a borough in Pennsylvania, United States. ... Gettysburg Regional Airport (FAA LID: W05), formerly known as the Gettysburg Airport and Travel Center, is a general aviation airport located two miles (4 km) west of the Gettysburg, in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. The airport is situated approximately 38 miles south of Harrisburg. ... Gettysburg is a borough 38 miles (68 km) south by southwest of Harrisburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, of which it is the county seatGR6. ...


Mass transit

Harrisburg is served by Capital Area Transit (CAT) which provides public bus, paratransit, and commuter rail service throughout the greater metropolitan area. Construction of a commuter rail line called CorridorOne will eventually link the city with nearby Lancaster in 2008. There is another bus system called Capital Area Transit in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Autobus redirects here. ... Paratransit is an alternative mode of flexible passenger transportation that does not follow fixed routes or schedules. ... CorridorOne is a commuter rail system under construction in south-central Pennsylvania, USA, which will link Harrisburg to Lancaster in mid 2006 (with a new station at HIA), and Carlisle in mid 2007. ... CorridorOne is a commuter rail system under construction in south-central Pennsylvania, USA, which will link Harrisburg to Lancaster in mid 2006 (with a new station at HIA), and Carlisle in mid 2007. ... Nickname: Location of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania Location of Lancaster in Lancaster County Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Government  - Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area  - City  7. ...


Long-term plans for the region call for the commuter rail line to continue westward to Cumberland County, ending at Carlisle. In early 2005, the project hit a roadblock when the Cumberland County Commissioners opposed the plan to extend commuter rail to the West Shore. Due to lack of support from the county commissioners, the Cumberland County portion, and the two new stations in Harrisburg have been removed from the project. In the future, with support from Cumberland County, CorridorOne may extend to both shores of the Susquehanna River, where the majority of the commuting base for Harrisburg resides.[13] Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Founded 1751 Government  - Mayor Kirk R. Wilson Area  - Borough  5. ... In local government in the United States, a county commission is a group of elected officials charged with adminstering the county government. ... The Susquehanna River (originally Sasquesahanough per the 1612 John Smith map) is a river located in the northeastern United States. ...


In 2006, a second phase of the rail project (named CorridorTwo) was announced to the general public. It will link downtown Harrisburg with its eastern suburbs in Dauphin and Lebanon counties (including Hummelstown, Hershey and Lebanon), and the city of York in York County.[13] Future passenger rail corridors also include Route 15 from the Harrisburg area towards Gettysburg, as well as the Susquehanna River communities north of Harrisburg, and the Northern Susquehanna Valley region.[13] Downtown Harrisburg, is the central core commerical/business and regional government center for the greater metropolitan area of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. It includes the Pennsylvania State Capital Complex and the Capital District, and is bordered on the west by the Susquehanna River and the neighborhoods of Shipoke and Midtown. ... Dauphin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Hummelstown is a borough located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... Hershey redirects here. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Pennsylvania County York Incorporated  - Borough September 24, 1787  - City January 11, 1887 Government  - Mayor John Brenner Area  - City  5. ... York County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Gettysburg is a borough 38 miles (68 km) south by southwest of Harrisburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, of which it is the county seatGR6. ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States, approximately 410 mi (715 km) long. ...


Intercity bus service

The lower level of the Harrisburg Transportation Center serves as the city's intercity bus terminal. Daily bus services are provided by Greyhound, Capitol Trailways, Fullington Trailways, and Susquehanna Trailways. They connect Harrisburg to other Pennsylvania cities such as Allentown, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, Scranton, State College, Williamsport, and York and nearby, out-of-state cities such as Baltimore, Binghamton, New York, Syracuse, and Washington, DC, plus many other destinations via transfers.[14] Terminal Station was also the name of a railway station in Chattanooga, Tennessee; see Chattanooga Choo Choo. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... , Reading (IPA:) is the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania and the center of the Greater Reading Area. ... Scranton redirects here. ... “State College” redirects here. ... Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming County,GR6 Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Pennsylvania County York Incorporated  - Borough September 24, 1787  - City January 11, 1887 Government  - Mayor John Brenner Area  - City  5. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... This article is about the City of Binghamton, New York. ... Nickname: Location of Syracuse within the state of New York Coordinates: , City Government  - Mayor Matthew Driscoll (D) Area  - City 66. ... ...


Regional scheduled line bus service

The public transit provider in York County, Rabbit Transit, operates its RabbitEXPRESS bus service on weekdays between the city of York and both downtown Harrisburg and the main campus for Harrisburg Area Community College. The commuter-oriented service is designed to serve York County residents who work in Harrisburg, though reverse commutes are possible under the current schedule. Buses running this route make limited stops in the city of York and at two park and rides along Interstate 83 between York and Harrisburg before making various stops in Pennsylvania's capital city. As of May 2007, the RabbitEXPRESS operates three times in the morning and three times in the afternoon. York County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) is a community college in the United States serving the greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. ... a park-and-ride bus in Oxford Park and ride terminals are public transport stations that allow commuters to drive short distances in their personal automobiles to catch a ride on a bus or railroad system (usually classified as light rail or the heavier commuter rail). ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 83 Interstate 83 (abbreviated I-83) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ...


Two charter/tour bus providers, Hegins Valley Lines and R & J Transportation, also provide weekday, scheduled route commuter service for people working in downtown Harrisburg. Hegins Valley Lines, which is a subsidiary of Bailey Coach, provides service between Elizabethville, Millersburg, and Halifax boroughs in northern Dauphin County and various locations in downtown Harrisburg. Schuylkill County-based R & J Transportation operates two lines, one between Frackville and downtown Harrisburg and the other between Minersville, Pine Grove, and downtown Harrisburg. Elizabethville is a borough located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... Millersburg is a borough located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... Halifax is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Dauphin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Schuylkill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania on the Schuylkill River. ... Frackville is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, located at (40. ... Minersville is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Pine Grove is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...


Rail

The Pennsylvania Railroad's main line from New York to Chicago passed, unsurprisingly, through Harrisburg. The line was electrified in the 1930s, with the wires reaching Harrisburg in 1938. They went no further. Plans to electrify through to Pittsburgh and thence to Chicago never saw fruition; sufficient funding was never available. Thus, Harrisburg became where the PRR's crack expresses such as the Broadway Limited changed from electric traction to (originally) a steam locomotive, and later a diesel locomotive. Harrisburg remained a freight rail hub for PRR's successor Conrail, which was later sold off and divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Electrification refers to changing a thing or system to operate using electricity. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... The all-Pullman Broadway Limited cruises through Metuchen, New Jersey in the Summer of 1961. ... One of the last mainline steam locomotives built in the UK: British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 no. ... A modern Diesel locomotive. ... Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... Norfolk Southern Headquarters Norfolk, Virginia. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Railway companies of the United States | Alabama railroads | Connecticut railroads | Delaware railroads | Florida current railroads | Georgia railroads | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Kentucky railroads | Louisiana railroads | Maryland railroads | Massachusetts railroads | Michigan railroads | Mississippi railroads | New Jersey railroads | New York railroads | North Carolina railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania...


Freight Rail


Norfolk Southern acquired all of Conrail's lines in the Harrisburg area and has continued the city's function as a freight rail hub. Norfolk Southern considers Harrisburg one of the 3 primary hubs in its system, along with Chicago and Atlanta, and operates 2 intermodal (rail/truck transfer) yards in the immediate Harrisburg area.[15] The Harrisburg Intermodal Yard (formerly called Lucknow Yard) is located in the north end of Harrisburg, approximately 3 miles north of downtown Harrisburg and the Harrisburg Transportation Center, while the Rutherford Intermodal Yard is located approximately 6 miles east of downtown Harrisburg in Swatara Township, Dauphin County. Norfolk Southern also operates a significant classification yard in the Harrisburg area, the Enola Yard, which is located across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County. Atlanta redirects here. ... For passenger transport, see Intermodal passenger transport. ... Swatara Township is a township located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. ... East Pennsboro Township is a township located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. ...


Intercity Passenger Rail


Amtrak provides service to and from Harrisburg. The passenger rail operator runs its Keystone and Pennsylvanian services between New York, Philadelphia, and the Harrisburg Transportation Center daily. The Pennsylvanian route, which operates once daily, continues west to Pittsburgh. As of April 2007, Amtrak operates 14 weekday roundtrips and 8 weekend roundtrips daily between Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Philadelphia 30th Street Station; most of these trains also travel to and from New York Penn Station. The Keystone Corridor between Harrisburg and Philadelphia was improved in the mid-2000s, with the primary improvements completed in late 2006. The improvements included upgrading the electrical catenary, installing continuously welded rail, and replacing existing wooden railroad ties with concrete ties. These improvements increased train speeds to 110 mph along the corridor and reduced the travel time between Harrisburg and Philadelphia to as little as 95 minutes. It also eliminated the need to change locomotives at 30th Street Station (from diesel to electric and vice-versa) for trains continuing to or coming from New York. As of Federal Fiscal Year 2006, the Harrisburg Transportation Center was the 2nd busiest Amtrak station in Pennsylvania and 24th busiest in the United States. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Amtraks 195-mile (314 km) Keystone Service provides frequent passenger train service along the Amtrak-owned Keystone Corridor and Northeast Corridor between Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and New York City via Philadelphia. ... The Pennsylvanian was a daytime Amtrak train running between New York, New York and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Harrisburg Rail Station circa 1900. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... Nickname: Location of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania Location of Lancaster in Lancaster County Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Government  - Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area  - City  7. ... 30th Street Station is the main railroad station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For the Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey or Baltimore, Maryland, see Pennsylvania Station (Newark) or Pennsylvania Station (Baltimore). ... For details about the Amtrak-owned piece, see Philadelphia to Harrisburg Main Line. ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ...


Bridges

Harrisburg is the location of over a dozen large bridges, many up to a mile long, that cross the Susquehanna River. Several other important structures span the Paxton Creek watershed and Cameron Street, linking Center City with neighborhoods in East Harrisburg. These include the State Street Bridge, also known as the Soldiers and Sailor's Memorial Bridge, and the Mulberry Street Bridge. The Susquehanna River (originally Sasquesahanough per the 1612 John Smith map) is a river located in the northeastern United States. ... Paxton Creek is a tributary of the Susquehanna River in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Pennsylvania Route 230 is a state route in central Pennsylvania. ... East Harrisburg is a conglomeration of neighborhoods in on Harrisburg, Pennsylvanias eastern end. ... The State Street Bridge, also known as the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge, is a concrete arch bridge that spans Cameron Street and Paxton Creek in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... The Mulberry Street Bridge, is a concrete arch bridge that spans Cameron Street and Paxton Creek in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ...

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Education

Public schools

The City of Harrisburg is served by the Harrisburg School District. The school district provides education for the city’s youth beginning with all-day kindergarten through twelfth grade. A multi-year restructuring plan is aimed at making the district a model for urban public schools. The district has been troubled for years with management fiascos and poor test scores. In the summer of 2007, more than 2,000 city students were enrolled in educational programs offered by the Harrisburg School District as remediation.[16] The Harrisburg School District is a public school district based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... For other uses, see Kindergarten (disambiguation). ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ...


The city also maintains one public charter school, the Sylvan Heights Science Charter School. In addition, Harrisburg is home to an arts-focused magnet school, the Capital Area School for the Arts. In 2003, SciTech High, a regional math and science magnet school affiliated with Harrisburg University, opened its doors to students. A growing number of virtual public charter schools provide residents with many alternative to the bricks and morter public school system. Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school... In the U.S. system of education, a magnet school is a public school which offers innovative courses, specialized training, etc. ... The Capital Area School for the Arts is an arts magnet school located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology High School also known as SciTech High, located in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, welcomed its first students in September 2003. ... Harrisburg University of Science and Technology The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a private university located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania offering academic and research programs in mathematics, science and technology designed to meet the needs of the regions youth, workforce, and businesses, and to expand, attract, and create...


The Central Dauphin School District, the largest public school district in the metropolitan area and the 13th largest in Pennsylvania, uses several Harrisburg postal addresses for many of the districts schools. Central Dauphin School District is located in Dauphin County, PA and was created in 1954 with the combination of four smaller school districts: Lower Paxton, Middle Paxton, West Hanover, and Swatara. ... The Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon, PA metropolitan area is the 94th largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the United States and the 53rd largest Combined Statistical Area (CSA) in the United States. ...


Private schools

Harrisburg is home to an extensive Catholic educational system. There are nearly 40 parish-driven elementary schools and seven Catholic high schools within the region administered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, including Bishop McDevitt High School. Numerous other private schools, such as the The Londonderry School and The Circle School, which is a Sudbury Model school, also operate in Harrisburg. Harrisburg Academy, founded in 1784 is one of the oldest independent college preparatory schools in the nation. The Rabbi David L. Silver Yeshiva Academy, founded in 1944, is a progressive, modern Jewish day school. Also, Harrisburg is home to Harrisburg Christian School, founded in 1955 [2]. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg was formed on March 3, 1868 as decreed by Pope Pius IX. The diocese covers 15 counties of south-central Pennsylvania including: Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union and York. ... “Bishop McDevitt High School” redirects here. ... The Circle School is an Integral school located in Harrisburg, PA and founded in 1984, and is aligned with the Sudbury model. ... The Sudbury Valley School was founded in 1968 in Framingham, Massachusetts. ... The Harrisburg Academy was founded in 1784 as an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, and has a diverse student body in nursery through 12th grade. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... Harrisburg Christian School is a private, coeducational Christian elementary, middle school and high school, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ...


Higher education

In Harrisburg

Near Harrisburg The Dixon University Center, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is the location of the Office of the Chancellor and the central headquarters for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). ... Uptown is a neighborhood in Harrisburg, Pennsylvanias northern end. ... Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) is a community college in the United States serving the greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. ... Gettysburg is a borough 38 miles (68 km) south by southwest of Harrisburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, of which it is the county seatGR6. ... Nickname: Location of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania Location of Lancaster in Lancaster County Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Government  - Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area  - City  7. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Pennsylvania County York Incorporated  - Borough September 24, 1787  - City January 11, 1887 Government  - Mayor John Brenner Area  - City  5. ... Harrisburg University of Science and Technology The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a private university located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania offering academic and research programs in mathematics, science and technology designed to meet the needs of the regions youth, workforce, and businesses, and to expand, attract, and create... Downtown Harrisburg, is the central core business and government center for the greater metropolitan area of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Harrisburgs downtown Center City comprises the original 80-acre borough laid out in a grid pattern by John Harris in 1785. ... Penn State Harrisburg is an undergraduate college and graduate school of the Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions in the nation. ... For the private Christian university in Tennessee, see Tennessee Temple University. ... Widener University is a private, coeducational university located in Chester, Pennsylvania. ... The Widener University School of Law provides an ABA accredited program, and operates on two campuses, one in Wilmington, Delaware, and the other in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ...

Central Pennsylvania College is a small (850 undergraduate students) business oriented college located in the suburbian Harrisburg, Pennsylvania neighborhood of Summerdale . ... Summerdale is a census-designated place located in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A mermaid sits atop Dickinson Colleges Old West. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Founded 1751 Government  - Mayor Kirk R. Wilson Area  - Borough  5. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne (IPA: ) first opened its doors as the Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost in October 1878 with an enrollment of 40 students and... Lemoyne is a borough located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Elizabethtown College is a small liberal-arts college located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania in Lancaster County. ... Elizabethtown is a borough located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Harrisburg. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Gettysburg College is a private national four-year liberal arts college founded in 1832, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, adjacent to the famous battlefield. ... Gettysburg is a borough 38 miles (68 km) south by southwest of Harrisburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, of which it is the county seatGR6. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Lebanon Valley College (also referred to as LVC, Lebanon Valley and The Valley) is a small, liberal arts higher education institution situated in the heart of Annville in Lebanon County, 40 minutes east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... Annville is a census-designated place located in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Image:Olddorm. ... Messiah College is a Christian liberal arts college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences with approximately 3,000 undergraduate students in over 60 majors/courses of study, located in the rolling hills of south central Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Grantham is an unincorporated village in Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, best known today for the Christian liberal arts college, Messiah College, whose students make up most of its population. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Dickinson School of Law is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and is the law school of Pennsylvania State University. ... The sprawling complex of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center from above. ... Hershey redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Penn State Harrisburg is an undergraduate college and graduate school of the Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions in the nation. ... Middletown is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River, nine miles (15 km) southeast of Harrisburg. ... The Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a university in the college town of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. ... Settled in 1749, Shippensburg is a borough located in Pennsylvania, 41 miles (66 km) southwest of Harrisburg. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The United States Army War College is a U. S. Army school located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, specifically in the historic Carlisle Barracks. ...

Libraries

The Dauphin County Law Library was established by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1865 and has been housed in its present location at the Dauphin County Court House in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... DCLS is an acronym for the Dauphin County Library System. ... Dauphin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) is a community college in the United States serving the greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. ... The State Library of Pennsylvania, as one of the largest research libraries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... PinnacleHealth System is a community-based, physician-led health care system serving the greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. ... Widener University is a private, coeducational university located in Chester, Pennsylvania. ...

Miscellanea

"…We emerged upon the streets of Harrisburg, whose feeble lights, reflected dismally from the wet ground, did not shine out upon a very cheerful city."[17][18]
  • Player Piano (novel) by Kurt Vonnegut features Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and mentions its airport. Chapter 24, with the Shah is dedicated to the city.
  • Conrad Richter, a native of Pine Grove, used the Harrisburg area as a setting for part of his novel The Light in the Forest in 1953.
  • James Boyd, a resident of Front Street, wrote a novel about the city in 1935, Roll River.[17]
  • John O'Hara, a native of Pottsville, lived in Harrisburg briefly to write his novel about the city, A Rage to Live, published in 1949. Harrisburg disguised as Fort Penn, appears also in other O'Hara novels.[17]
  • Harrisburg, Texas was founded in 1825 on the eastern shore of the Buffalo Bayou in present-day Harris County, on land belonging to John Richardson Harris. Harris named the town both after himself and after Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which had been named for his grandfather. In 1926, Harrisburg, Texas was annexed into the city of Houston.
  • USS Harrisburg, named for the city, was a United States Navy ship serving from 1918-1919 at the end of the First World War. She was decommissioned in September 1919 and later scrapped at Genoa, Italy, in 1923.
  • The American Soap Opera One Life to Live utilized pictures of the Harrisburg skyline and other attractions in its opening titles from 1984-1993
  • American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter wrote a song called "Harrisburg" which references the city.

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See also

. ... This is a list of companies either based or with large operations in the greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area of the United States. ... This is a list of notable hospitals and medical centers in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. ... Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA consists of the following neighborhoods: Allison Hill Bellevue Park Camp Curtin Capital District (not to be confused with State Capitol Complex) Central Business District (Downtown Harrisburg) City Island East Harrisburg Engletown Italian Lake Midtown Northern Tier Shipoke South Harrisburg Uptown Historic Districts 6th Street Historic District Allison...

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