Harrison, Ohio is located 16 miles Southwest of Hamilton, Ohio and 20 miles West of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Harrison, Ohio is different from Harrison County, Ohio.
Do you want to know their difference?
Harrison is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio meanwhile, Harrison County is a county located in the United State of Ohio. Although both places were named after General William Henry Harrison, the hero of the battle of Tippecanoe in the War of 1812, a state legislator and afterward became the 9th President of the United States.
Harrison County was formed in 1813 from the parts of Jefferson and Tuscarawas Counties. On the other hand, Harrison was laid out in 1810, incorporated as a village in 1850, and became a city in 1981 when the population exceeded 5,500.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Harrison, Ohio has a total area of 4.96 square miles. With an estimated population of 11,000. Meanwhile, Harrison County has a total area of 411 square miles, with an estimated population of 16,000.
Want to know more about the history of Harrison, Ohio?
There are numerous of historic sites that can be visited around the city. The Eighteen Mile House was built during the earliest years of the 19th Century, it is a historic house built as a tavern by unknown individuals. In 1975, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Harrison, Ohio was the home of Othneil Looker. The fifth governor of Ohio.
Whitewater Canal is one of the first stops in Ohio, it was built in 1836 to 1847. The Canal spanned a distance of 76 miles, it stretched from Lawrenceburg, Indiana on the Ohio River to Hagerstown, Indiana.
In 1864, the first train came to Harrison Township. 12 years later, Harrison Depot was built at West Broadway and Railroad Avenue, but unfortunately, it later burned to the ground.
For entertainment and relaxation, Harrison Village Park is the place. There is a bandstand at the center of the park.
Sadly, there are parts of the city that were devastated by an F4 tornado on June 2, 1990. However, the damages were quickly rebuilt.
With the estimated population of 11,000, 48.5% of the population are males and 51.5% are females. With a median age of 35, a median household of $58,922 and median home price of $139,300. The city has a diverse ethnicity, with mostly White, Black, and Hispanic race. Most of the people living in Harrison, Ohio speaks in English.
There are 4 schools situated in Harrison. William Henry Harrison High School, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College West Campus, St. John the Baptist Harrison, and Harrison Christian School.
William Henry Harrison High School is the only public high school in the Southwest Local School District. It serves as the high school for students in Harrison Township, Crosby Township, and Whitewater Township in Hamilton County.
There are nearby attractions to go and relax in Harrison, Ohio. There are Behringer-Crawford Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Devou Park, Newport Aquarium, and Miami Whitewater Forest.