Introduction to Harrison, Arkansas
Harrison was originally inhabited by the Indians. The area's first post office was established in 1836 and Joseph Hickman was appointed its first postmaster. The city was named after M. LaRue Harrison, Union General who surveyed the area. The city was incorporated on March 1, 1876. It is the county seat of Boone County, which was founded on April 9, 1869.
Harrison and nearby Attractions
- Buffalo National River Park
- Mystic Caverns
- Boone County Heritage Museum
- Hurricane River Cave
- Bull Shoals White River State Park
- Withrow Springs State Park
Things To Do In Harrison
Harrison offers a number of outdoor activities for residents and visitors. Hiking can be enjoyed anytime of the year at Ozark Mountains, which offers several scenic trails and outstanding fall foliage. The Buffalo National River Civil War Heritage Trail is also a paradise for visitors. It offers spring wildflowers, magnificent waterfalls, and beautiful wildlife. One can enjoy shopping at the Ozark Mall Shopping Center, Northvale Shopping Center, and Younes Shopping Center.
Springfield-Branson Regional Airport is the nearest airport.
Harrison Higher Education
North Arkansas College and Harrison School of Cosmetology are within the city.