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Harrison County was formed in 1841 from Hancock, Jackson, and Perry Counties. It was named for William Henry Harrison. Although the county suffered some record loss in 1916, there are marriage and land records available from 1841 and probate records from 1853. The county seat is Gulfport.

Addresses (County Research Locations)
Bibliographies
Biographies
Cemeteries

Cemetery Locations
Censuses and Tax Lists
Churches and Religious Groups
Cities
Families

Famous Folk

History
Land Records
Look-Ups

Mailing Lists
Maps

Marriages

       Marriages in the MS Archives

       Saucier Marriages in Hancock and Harrison Counties
Military Records
Photographs

Postcards
Query Resources

Slave Narratives
Trivia
Vital Records (Births, Marriages, Deaths)

Other Project Links

Harrison County - USGenWeb Mississippi Archives
Mississippi African-American Resources
Mississippi Native American Resources

Mississippi Penny Postcard Project - Harrison County

Off-Site Links of Interest

History Sites about Harrison County

Sun Herald (link to Biloxi-Gulfport newspaper)
WLOX-TV
WXXV-TV
Harrison County Official Government WebSite
Political Graveyard for Harrison County
Mississippi History & Genealogy Notes Blog
Mississippi Gulf Coast Tourism
Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
Gulf Islands National Seashore

Surrounding Counties

George (northeast)
Hancock (west)
Jackson (east)
Pearl River (northwest)
Stone (north)

"If you teach them where they come from, they won't need as much help finding where they are going!"
               Cordelia Carothers " Aunt Dee" Geoghegan (1894-1987)

 

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