Mississippi--Harrison County. Handsboro



Located in Harrison County, Handsboro was founded in the 1840s and became the county seat until August 1902 when it was moved to Gulfport. Gulfport was incorporated on July 28, 1898 and presently, is a neighborhood within Gulfport. (Wikipedia; Atlas of Historical County Boundaries)

See also: http://www.historicalsocietyofgulfport.org/early-history.html

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