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 group of explorers encountered the native Indians who were called the ‘Viloxi Tribe’ which means ‘First People’.
Biloxi becmae the capital of a vast area of the country which was known as the Louisiana Territory.
According to the U.S.2010 census, the populace of Harrison County in 2010 was 187,105 which makes it the 2nd most populated county in Mississippi. The county seats are both Biloxi and Gulfport.
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 railroads in 1870 created additional opportunity for prosperity which further developed new employment, new businesses to serve new customers, and an expanded tourism industry. Navigate to this vid.
Gulfport is Mississippi’s gateway to global commerce and is Mississippi's principal shipping center.
Harrison County is also served by the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
Real Estate in Harrison County is conveniently located and is a seventy five minute drive to New Orleans.
Harrison County 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 terrific seafood restaurants, and the excitement of nine 24-hour nonstop gambling house resorts. Set against a backdrop of over 20 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, the cost of high quality housing homes in Harrison County is surprisingly competitive compared to other communities along the Gulf of Mexico coast that 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/