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Harrisonburg, Virginia

Harrisonburg is an independent city within the confines of Rockingham County in the U.S. state of Virginia. The population was 40,468 at the 2000 census. It is the principal city of and is included in the Harrisonburg, Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Harrisonburg is located in the Shenandoah Valley and is home to James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University. It is the county seat of Rockingham CountyGR6. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Harrisonburg with Rockingham county for statistical purposes, while the US Census Bureau treats Harrisonburg as an independent County for census tabulation.


Harrisonburg is located at 38°26'35?N, 78°52'21?W (38.443279, -78.872759)GR1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 45.6 km˛ (17.6 mi˛). 45.5 km˛ (17.6 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it (0.17%) is water.


Located within the city are two universities, one public, one private, for higher education; the Harrisonburg Public School system and one private school.

School systems

Serving about 4,000 students (K-12,) Harrisonburg City Public Schools is comprised of 4 elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. All schools are accredited by the Virginia Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Hunter McGuire School is an accredited, independent, co-ed elementary school (K-5) which serves Harrisonburg and the surrounding areas. It offers co-curricular classes (music, art, technolgy, Spanish, P.E., & library sciences)in an intimate environment.

In addition, Eastern Mennonite School, a private school, serves grades K-12 with an enrollment of about 325 students.

Higher education

Eastern Mennonite University (Private) James Madison University (Public)

Points of interest

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum


Harrisonburg Turks (Valley Baseball League)

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