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Harrison is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 7,769 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Chattanooga metropolitan area. Harrison Bay State Park, the Hamilton County Landfill, Bear Trace Golf Course, a course designed by Jack Nicklaus, and Skull Island, a recreational area owned by TVA, are all located in Harrison.GeographyHarrison is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.0sqmi, of which, 7.1sqmi of it is land and 1.8sqmi of it is water.HistoryThe town developed southeast of Vann's Ferry, a ferry crossing established by James Vann, a prominent Cherokee trader and planter. It was later named Harrison after President William Henry Harrison and became the seat of Hamilton County in 1840. The county seat was later moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, after the Civil War. The first post office was opened on June 16, 1841. In 1870 the Hamilton County Courthouse was moved from Harrison to Chattanooga.
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