Harrison - Post Office and Town
June 26, 2020
Early in Jewell County history, there was discussion on the matter of what to name Town 1 South Range 8 West in Jewell County. Two suggestions were Kleveland and Norway as K. O. Kleveland, from Norway, was an early settler. But another suggestion was Harrison, after one of the two earliest setters in the township, George Harrison. The name Harrison prevailed.
The readers of the August 27, 1877, Jewell County Monitor learned about a "new" post office. That post office was Harrison and it was to be located in the "southeast quarter of section 14" of Harrison Township. The first postmaster w...