Place:Harrison, Mississippi, United States

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Harrison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 187,105, making it 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.

Harrison County is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The county was severely damaged from both Hurricane Camille on August 17, 1969 and Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, causing catastrophic effects.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1841 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 4,875
1860 4,819
1870 5,795
1880 7,895
1890 12,481
1900 21,002
1910 34,658
1920 32,855
1930 44,143
1940 50,799
1950 84,073
1960 119,489
1970 134,582
1980 157,665
1990 165,365

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Harrison county, Mississippi, United States

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