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Harrisville is in Alcona County (of which it is the county seat), and in the Northern Region. This community is located at the junction of State Hwy 72 and US Hwy 23, and south of Alpena along the banks of Lake Huron.

Harrisville began when two fishermen, Simeon Holden and Crosier Davison, established Davisons Mill here in 1854. They sold out to Benjamin Harris and his sons who traveled from New York. The township and city were named after them in 1860 when the township was established. It incorporated as a village in 1887 and later as a city in 1905.

Tourism is the main business in Harrisville today, with several motels, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds. Accommodations in Harrisville include Big Paw Resort and Widow'S Watch Bed & Breakfast. Click for more details, including other accommodations in the area, as well as online reservations.

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