The History of Harrison
The town of Harrison was surveyed and laid out by Col. Marcus LaRue Harrison, a Union officer, (consequently named after him) in 1869 during reconstruction after the Civil War. Harrison was the surveyor that platted the city along Crooked Creek at Stifler Springs, and which makes it the county seat. On March 1, 1876 a certificate of incorporation was issued for the town of Harrison.
Harrison has been home to several notable figures:
Boone County Heritage Museum is located at 124 S Cherry St (or P O) Box 1094) in Harrison, AR. You may contact them at 870-741-3312 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website is www.bchrs.org. Look for them on Facebook or Twitter @BCHeritageM.
The non-profit Boone County Historical & Railroad Society, Inc meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM. They also publish Historian/Oak Leaves, three times a year.