Harrison County, Mississippi
Harrison County Courthouse (constructed in 1903, destroyed by fire in 1970s)
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||William Henry Harrison|
|Seat||Biloxi and Gulfport|
|• Total||976 sq mi (2,530 km2)|
|• Land||574 sq mi (1,490 km2)|
|• Water||402 sq mi (1,040 km2) 41%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||357/sq mi (138/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Harrison County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 187,105. It is the second-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seats are Biloxi and Gulfport. The county is named after U.S. President William Henry Harrison.
References[change | change source]
- Shaw, Betty Hancock (2011). Gulfport. Arcadia Publishing. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-7385-8213-9.
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 150.