Harrison County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

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]

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
Seal
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
Founded1841
Named forWilliam Henry Harrison
SeatBiloxi and Gulfport
Largest cityGulfport
Area
 • Total976 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Land574 sq mi (1,490 km2)
 • Water402 sq mi (1,040 km2)  41%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
205,027
 • Density357/sq mi (138/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.co.harrison.ms.us

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shaw, Betty Hancock (2011). Gulfport. Arcadia Publishing. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-7385-8213-9.
  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.