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Harrison County is located located on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Harrison County was organized on February 5, 1841 and was named in honor of United States President William Henry Harrison. In 1969 the county was severely damaged by Hurricane Camile, Catastrophe came again in 2005 when the county was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
The county seats are Gulfport and Biloxi, both located on the coastline.
The county has a total area of 976.15 square miles of which 580.98 square miles is land and 395.17 square miles (40.48%) is water. The population recorded in the 1850 Federal Census was 4,875. The 2010 census recorded 187,105 residents in the county.
Neighboring counties are Stone County (north), Jackson County (east), and Hancock County (west). Communities in the county include Biloxi, D'Iberville, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian, Lyman, Saucier, Cuevas, De Lisle, Howison, Lizana, and Woolmarket.
Harrison County MSGHN has many records here on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, tombstone photos, and more. Look at the Harrison County Data links for a list of available data.
Birth Records - The Mississippi Department of Health maintains records of births after November 1, 1912 on file. This was the year Mississippi began keeping official birth records. You can obtain official copies of birth certificates by mail by using this birth record application on their website. If you just have to order by internet or phone, or use a credit card, you can use VitalCheck, a third party records company recognized by the Mississippi Dept. of Health. Since there are no official birth records before November 1, 1912 for births prior to that date you will need to determine birth information from census records, bible records, baptismal records, cemetery tombstones, etc.
Death Records - The Mississippi Department of Health maintains births recorded after November 1, 1912 on file. This was the year Mississippi began keeping official death records. You can obtain official copies of death certificates by mail by using this death record application on their website. If you just have to order by internet or phone, or use a credit card, you can use VitalCheck, a third party records company recognized by the Mississippi Dept. of Health. Since there are no official death records before November 1, 1912 ...READ MORE
Harrison County is located on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.
Marriage information is an important part of any family genealogy. These dates may assist you in your Harrison County, Mississippi research.
For a list of Harrison County, Mississippi Cemeteries, tombstone photos and more.