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1807

Thomas Harris moved his family to Harrisville

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1822

Harrisville was laid out by Thomas Harris

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1832

Harrisville was chartered

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1833

Harrisville's first post office opened

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1844

The first courthouse of Ritchie County was built

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1874

The first courthouse was replaced in Ritchie County

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1875

The Pennsboro & Harrisville Railroad was built

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1894

A high school was established in Harrisville

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1895

Harrisville, the county seat of Ritchie County, was named in honor of Thomas Harris

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Sep 30, 1906

Thomas Harris died in Harrisville

1909

The broad-gauge Harrisville Southern Railroad began to run to Cornwallis

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1916

John T. Harris produced the first volume of the West Virginia Blue Book

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1923

The present Ritchie County courthouse was completed

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1924

Another school was built in Harrisville

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1929

The broad-gauge Harrisville Southern Railroad ceased to run to Cornwallis in Ritchie County

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1994

The school in Harrisville was closed

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2000

Harrisville held a population of 1,842

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