Harrison County

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Harrison County is named for William H Harrison, who was the ninth President of the United States of America.

 

Created:  February 5, 1841

County Seat: 

Biloxi      1841 – present

Gulfport  1841 – present

* Harrison County has two county seats

 

County Courthouse – Gulfport 

 

Location:  1801 23rd Avenue / 18th Street

Built:  1975 – 1977

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Proffer, Teague, Ashton & Osswald

Contractor:  Wright Associates Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Gulfport. The first story is recessed with vertical pillars dividing horizontal windows. The entrance is in the center area. Above is tan colored siding with an overhanging roof with wide tan colored edge. The roof line is flat. The building houses the court for the First Judicial District.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1833 and the second courthouse was built in 1883 in Mississippi City. The third courthouse was designed by Andrew J Bryan & Company and constructed by W T Lewman & Company in Gulfport in 1903. The building was destroyed by fire in 1916.

 

County Justice Court – Gulfport  

 

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Location:  1709 24th Avenue / 18th Street

Built:  2009 – 2011

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Eley Guild Hardy Architects

Contractor:  Trademark Construction, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located along the west side of the courthouse in the center of Gulfport. The east front has a slightly projecting center section which rises above the roof line and has two red colored brick pillars rising to a header above the second story and with recessed entrance on the first story. The north and south corners has small square towers with framed entrances on the first story. The windows are vertical and the roof is flat. 

 

 See:  The Second Judicial District Courthouse is located in Biloxi.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Stone County

E – Jackson County

S – Gulf of Mexico and Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana

W – Hancock County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Gulfport

 

 

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County Justice Court – Gulfport

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2017