Harrison County, Mississippi
|Harrison County, Mississippi|
Harrison County Courthouse (constructed in 1903, destroyed by fire in 1970s)
Location within Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||William Henry Harrison|
|Seat||Biloxi and Gulfport|
|• Total||976 sq mi (2,528 km2)|
|• Land||574 sq mi (1,487 km2)|
|• Water||402 sq mi (1,041 km2), 41%|
|• Density||357/sq mi (138/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
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: Images of America, Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC (page 28).
- "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.