Harrisburg, Utah came to be in 1862 when a flood
destroyed the settlement of Harrisville and its
residence were forced to move elsewhere.
They named there new place of refinance
Harrisburg after Moses Harris (the man who
settled Harrisville). By 1864 128 people lived
here, almost all the houses were made out of
In 1869 many people started to move
away due to grasshopper plagues and flooding.
Navajo Indian raids also chased many away.
By around 1895 the last people had moved
away and Harrisburg became a ghost town.
Today Interstate 15 runs right through the
middle of the old town. The town sight left on
east side of I15 is now a RV Camp. There are
several old stone houses and walls left standing
at this sight. A one lane road that goes under
I15 from the RV Camp takes you over to what
is left of Harrisburg on the west side of I15.