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 landed at ‘old’ Biloxi in 1699, his group of explorers discovered the Indian natives who were called the ‘Viloxi Tribe’ which means ‘First People’. Find more info.
Biloxi becmae the capital of a vast area of the country which was 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 populated county in Mississippi. Both Biloxi and Gulfport are the county seats.
By the 1830’s, both Biloxi and Gulfport began to thrive because of their proximity to the deep water harbor in Gulfport. The arrival of the passenger railway in 1870 offered additional opportunity for prosperity which further developed new employment, new businesses to serve an expanding customer base, and an expanded tourism industry.
Gulfport is Mississippi’s gateway to global commerce and is Mississippi's primary shipping center.
Harrison County is also served by the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
Harrison County is conveniently located and is a 75 minute drive to New Orleans.
Harrison County Mississippi Real Estate has a lot to offer, including great deep-sea or freshwater fishing, an array of championship golf courses, museums, historic sites, a vast selection of great seafood restaurants, and the excitement of nine 24-hour nonstop casino resorts. Set against a backdrop of over 20 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, the cost of quality homes in Harrison County is surprisingly competitive compared to other communities 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/