Harrison County, Mississippi

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Harrison County
Harrison County Courthouse (constructed in 1903, destroyed by fire in 1970s)[1]
Harrison County Courthouse (constructed in 1903, destroyed by fire in 1970s)[1]
Official seal of Harrison County
Map of Mississippi highlighting Harrison County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°25′N 89°05′W / 30.42°N 89.09°W / 30.42; -89.09
Country United States
State Mississippi
Named forWilliam Henry Harrison
SeatBiloxi and Gulfport
Largest cityGulfport
 • Total976 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Land574 sq mi (1,490 km2)
 • Water402 sq mi (1,040 km2)  41%
 • Total208,621
 • Density362/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th

Harrison County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 208,621.[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. Arcadia Publishing. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-7385-8213-9.
  2. "QuickFacts: Harrison County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  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.