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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Harrison County; 1801 23rd Ave; PO Box Drawer CC; Gulfport, MS 39502; Ph. 228.865.4118 Details: (Clk Cir Ct has m rec from 1841 & ct rec; Clk Chan Ct has div, pro & land rec)
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[http://co.harrison.ms.us/ Harrison County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;1801 23rd Ave; PO Box Drawer CC; <br>Gulfport, MS 39502<br> Phone: 228.865.4118&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1841<br>and court records; Clerk Chancery Court&nbsp; has divorce, <br>probate and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Mississippi page 379, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 16:44, 6 August 2012

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County Courthouse

Harrison County Courthouse
 1801 23rd Ave; PO Box Drawer CC;
Gulfport, MS 39502
Phone: 228.865.4118 

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1841
and court records; Clerk Chancery Court  has divorce,
probate and land records[1]

History

Parent County

1841--Harrison County was created 5 February 1841 from Hancock and Jackson County.
County seat: Gulfport [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1916--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Harrison County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Biloxi

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Harrison County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Harrison County.
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company E - Biloxi Rifles, aka Biloxi Rifle Guards
Company H - Dahlgren Guards
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company C - Mayers’ Company
- 17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry
Company C - Evans’ Rangers
Company E - Mayers’ Company

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Mississippi page 379, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).