At Home In Harrison County Mississippi
Mississippi has three counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. The central county of these 3 is without question Harrison County. Harrison Local was named in honor of United States President William Holly Harrison.
The first American settlement in what is now Harrison County was built in Biloxi in 1699. This was a French colony. When Pierre LeMoyne D’Iberville landed at ‘old’ Biloxi in 1699, his contingent encountered the Indian natives who were called the ‘Viloxi Tribe’ which means ‘First People’.
Biloxi became the main city of a vast area of the nation which became known as the Louisiana Territory.
According to the United States 2010 census, the population of Harrison County in 2010 was 187, 105 which makes it the second most populous state in Mississippi. The county seats are both Biloxi and Gulfport.
By 1830’s, both Biloxi and Gulfport began to thrive due to their proximity to the profound water harbor in Gulfport. The arrival of the voyager railroads in 1870 offered additional opportunity for wealth which further developed fresh employment, new businesses to provide new customers, and an additional tourism industry.
Gulfport is usually Mississippi’s gateway to world commerce and is the State’s primary shipping center.
Harrison County is also served by the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
Harrison County has a great deal to offer, including great deep-sea or freshwater fishing, a large selection of championship golf courses, museums, historic sites, a vast selection of great seafood restaurants, as well as the excitement of nine 24-hour nonstop internet casino resorts. Arranged against a backdrop of over 20 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, the cost of quality homes in Harrison Local is surprisingly competitive compared to other communities over the Gulf of Mexico coastline which can be found in Alabama and South Carolina.
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/