A History of Harrisburgh, North Carolina

From 1746 to 1764, the town of Harrisburgh served as the county seat of the newly-established Granville County, which spanned most of the upper half of North Carolina until it was broken up during that period of time.

In 1764, the location was considered unsatisfactory and the county seat was moved to Tabb's Creek on the Tar River - simply named Granville Court House. Oxford was made the county seat in 1811, and it was incorporated in 1816. Harrisburgh existed until around the time that Oxford was created, then it disappeared.



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