HARRISBURG

NAME: Harrisburg
COUNTY: Washington
ROADS: 2WD
Grid #: 7
CLIMATE: Cool winter with possible snow, warm summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Anytime.
COMMENTS: Right off I-15.
REMAINS: Many ruins.
Harrisburg came to be in 1862 when a flood destroyed the settlement of Harrisville and its residence were forced to move elsewhere. They named there new place of refinance Harrisburg after Moses Harris (the man who settled Harrisville). By 1864 128 people lived here, almost all the houses were made out of stone. In 1869 many people started to move away due to grasshopper plagues and flooding. Navajo Indian raids also chased many away. By around 1895 the last people had moved away and Harrisburg became a ghost town. Today Interstate 15 runs right through the middle of the old town. The town sight left on east side of I15 is now a RV Camp. There are several old stone houses and walls left standing at this sight. A one lane road that goes under I15 from the RV Camp takes you over to what is left of Harrisburg on the west side of I15. The above photos are from the west side. Permission must be obtained from the RV Camp before going onto this property. Submitted by Bob Bezzant.


Harrisburg
Courtesy Bob Bezzant


Harrisburg
Courtesy Dolores Steele


Harrisburg
Courtesy Dolores Steele


Harrisburg
Courtesy Dolores Steele


Harrisburg
Courtesy Kurt Wenner

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