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Harrisville, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Township Bass River
Established 1795
Destroyed 1914
Named for John and Richard Harris
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 876972

Harrisville (also called McCartyville) is an unincorporated community and ghost town located within Bass River Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.

Harrisville was a small production community that was settled from around 1795 to 1914, located about 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of New Gretna in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. It is best known for producing paper under the Harris family's ownership. It was abandoned and then burned down in 1914 leaving only ruins. It is a part of the history of the Pine Barrens and New Jersey. Only the decayed ruins of this town exist today.

  • Dellomo, Angelo. Harrisville. Angelo Publishing Company, 1977

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