Harrisburg County

By: Seymour V. Connor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 1, 1995

Harrisburg County, evolved from and named for the Municipality of Harrisburg, was established in 1836. In 1839 the name was changed to Harris County.

Hans Peter Nielsen Gammel, comp., Laws of Texas, 1822–1897 (10 vols., Austin: Gammel, 1898).


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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Seymour V. Connor, “Harrisburg County,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 19, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/harrisburg-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995