Harrison County, Mississippi

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Harrison County, Mississippi
Gulfport Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Harrison County Courthouse (constructed in 1903, destroyed by fire in 1970s)[1]
Seal of Harrison County, Mississippi
Seal
Location within Mississippi
Location within Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Founded1841
Named forWilliam Henry Harrison
SeatBiloxi and Gulfport
Largest cityGulfport
Area
 • Total976 sq mi (2,528 km2)
 • Land574 sq mi (1,487 km2)
 • Water402 sq mi (1,041 km2), 41%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)205,027
 • Density357/sq mi (138/km2)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.harrison.ms.us

Harrison County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 187,105.[2] It is the second-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seats are Biloxi and Gulfport.[3] The county is named after U.S. President William Henry Harrison.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Shaw, Betty Hancock. 2011. Gulfport: Images of America, Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC (page 28).
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 150.