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Our Genealogy Helper for Gulfport ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Gulfport (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Gulfport. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Gulfport is located in Harrison County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Hancock, Jackson & Stone.

Below are the counties that are near Gulfport. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Gulfport:

  • Harrison County     (The home county of Gulfport)
    • Mississippi City [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mississippi City
      • Mississippi City [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mississippi City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mississippi City
    • North Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Gulfport
      • North Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Gulfport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Gulfport
    • Long Beach [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<3>
    • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine Community
      • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorraine Community have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beauvoir [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauvoir
      • Beauvoir [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauvoir
    • Coalville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
      • Coalville [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gulfport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
    • Wool Market [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
      • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gulfport
      • Wool Market has also been known as:
      • Woolmarket
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wool Market
    • Lyman [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Gulfport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
    • Pass Christian [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pass Christian
      • Pass Christian [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pass Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pass Christian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pass Christian<3>
    • Biloxi [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biloxi
      • Biloxi [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biloxi<3>
    • Wortham [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wortham
      • Wortham [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Gulfport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wortham
    • D'Iberville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Iberville
      • D'Iberville [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,012 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Iberville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Iberville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for D'Iberville<3>
  • Hancock County
    • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Saint Louis
      • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,034 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Saint Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Saint Louis<3>
    • Diamondhead [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondhead
      • Diamondhead [Hancock County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamondhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondhead<3>
    • Waveland [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waveland
      • Waveland [Hancock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,302 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waveland<3>
    • Shoreline Park [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline Park
      • Shoreline Park [Hancock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoreline Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline Park
    • Kiln [Hancock County]
    • Necaise [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Necaise
      • Necaise [Hancock County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Gulfport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Necaise
    • Pearlington [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearlington
      • Pearlington [Hancock County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearlington<3>
  • Jackson County
    • Saint Martin [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Martin
      • Saint Martin [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Martin
    • Gulf Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Hills
      • Gulf Hills [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Hills
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
      • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Springs<3>
    • Latimer [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latimer
      • Latimer [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latimer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
    • Gulf Park Estates [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Park Estates
      • Gulf Park Estates [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulf Park Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Park Estates
    • Fountainebleau [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountainebleau
      • Fountainebleau [Jackson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountainebleau
    • Gautier [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gautier
      • Gautier [Jackson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,490 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gautier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gautier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gautier<3>
    • Vancleave [Jackson County]
    • Hickory Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Martin Bluff [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Bluff
      • Martin Bluff [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Bluff
    • Pascagoula [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pascagoula
      • Pascagoula [Jackson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pascagoula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pascagoula<3>
    • Moss Point [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Point
      • Moss Point [Jackson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moss Point<3>
  • Pearl River County
    • Picayune [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picayune
      • Picayune [Pearl River County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,904 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Picayune have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picayune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Picayune<3>
  • Stone County
    • McHenry [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Stone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Gulfport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
    • Wiggins [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiggins
      • Wiggins [Stone County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiggins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiggins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiggins<3>
  • Saint Tammany Parish (LA)
    • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl River<3>
    • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slidell
      • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,633 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slidell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slidell<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Gulfport, see our County-by-County Page for Gulfport.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Gulfport ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 82 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gulfport.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Gulfport. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Gulfport and those printed in the larger area surrounding Gulfport.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Gulfport.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Gulfport:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Gulfport ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gulfport.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Gulfport covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Gulfport had a population of 79 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Gulfport had a population of 71,705 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Gulfport, with the one closest to Gulfport listed first.

  • Gulfport [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
    • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Gulfport
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 79 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gulfport had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<3>
  • Mississippi City [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mississippi City
    • Mississippi City [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 534 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mississippi City had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mississippi City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mississippi City
  • Long Beach [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
    • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Long Beach had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<3>
  • Handsboro [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handsboro
    • Handsboro [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,021 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Handsboro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handsboro
  • De Buys [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Buys
    • De Buys [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, De Buys had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Buys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Buys
  • Beauvoir [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauvoir
    • Beauvoir [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beauvoir had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauvoir
  • Continue List ...
    • Wool Market [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
      • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gulfport
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wool Market had a post office and no railroad service
      • Wool Market has also been known as:
      • Woolmarket
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wool Market
    • Pass Christian [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pass Christian
      • Pass Christian [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gulfport
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,705 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,307 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pass Christian had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pass Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pass Christian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pass Christian<3>
    • Delisle [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delisle
      • Delisle [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Delisle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delisle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delisle
    • Biloxi [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biloxi
      • Biloxi [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,234 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,212 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Biloxi had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biloxi<3>
    • Henderson Point [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson Point
      • Henderson Point [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gulfport
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Henderson Point had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henderson Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson Point
    • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Saint Louis
      • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,974 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,034 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bay Saint Louis had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Saint Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Saint Louis<3>
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
      • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Gulfport
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,148 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,862 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ocean Springs had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Springs<3>
    • Waveland [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waveland
      • Waveland [Hancock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Gulfport
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 328 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,302 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Waveland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waveland<3>
    • Airey [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airey
      • Airey [Harrison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Gulfport
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Airey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airey

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Gulfport. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gulfport.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gulfport ...

While our initial data about Gulfport came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Gulfport in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Gulfport.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Gulfport:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Gulfport in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Gulfport for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Gulfport. See our Misc Page for Gulfport for more information.

Railroad Mentions for Gulfport:

We found Gulfport mentioned on a railroad map (origin and date unknown).

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Harrison County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gulfport: www.ci.gulfport.ms.us/

The official website for Harrison County: www.co.harrison.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gulfport) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gulfport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gulfport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gulfport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3768, Longitude: -89.0930    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gulfport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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