The first European settlement in what is now Harrison County was built in Biloxi in 1699. This was a French colony. When Pierre LeMoyne D’Iberville disembarked at ‘old’ Biloxi in 1699, his contingent encountered the Indian natives who were called the ‘Viloxi Tribe’ which means ‘First People’.
Biloxi ultimately became the capital of a vast area of the country which was known as the Louisiana Territory.
According to the U.S.2010 census, the population of Harrison County in 2010 was 187,105 which makes it the second most populated county in Mississippi. Both Biloxi and Gulfport are the county seats.
By the 1830’s, both Biloxi and Gulfport began to thrive due to their proximity to the deep water harbor in Gulfport. The establishment of the passenger railroads in 1870 offered additional opportunities for prosperity which further developed new employment, new businesses to serve an expanding customer base, and an expanded tourism industry. Please visit.
Gulfport is Mississippi’s gateway to global commerce and is the State’s principal shipping center.
The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airoport also serves Harrison County.
Harrison County is conveniently located andis only a 75 minute drive to New Orleans.
Harrison County MS real estate agent has a lot to offer, including great deep-sea or freshwater fishing, an array of championship golf courses, museums, historic sites, a vast array of terrific seafood restaurants, and the excitement of nine 24-hour non-stop casino resorts. Set against a backdrop of over 20 miles of sugar-white sand beach front, the cost of quality homes in Harrison County is quite competitive when compared to other locales along the Gulf of Mexico coast which are located in Alabama and Florida.
Harrison County Mississippi real estate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRCQwXXl5r4
Mississippi Association of Realtors® - http://msrealtors.org/
Harrison County Mississippi Government - http://co.harrison.ms.us/