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Welcome to Handsboro ...

Handsboro is located in Harrison County<1>.

The location of Handsboro has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Handsboro is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Handsboro lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Handsboro is located in the (228) area code.

Adding Handsboro to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Handsboro in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Handsboro elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Handsboro on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Handsboro ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Handsboro.

  • Gulfport [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
    • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Handsboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<5>
  • Biloxi [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biloxi
    • Biloxi [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Handsboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,212 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biloxi<5>
  • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Handsboro
    • 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<5>
  • Long Beach [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
    • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Handsboro
    • 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<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County]
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      • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Handsboro
      • 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<5>
    • D'Iberville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Iberville
      • D'Iberville [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Handsboro
      • 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<5>
    • Pass Christian [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pass Christian
      • Pass Christian [Harrison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Handsboro
      • 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<5>
    • Coalville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
      • Coalville [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Handsboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
    • North Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Gulfport
      • North Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Handsboro
      • 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
    • Wool Market [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
      • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Handsboro
      • Wool Market has also been known as:
      • Woolmarket
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Handsboro. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Handsboro.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Handsboro. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Handsboro.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Handsboro. See our Newspapers Page for Handsboro.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Handsboro ...

Looking for more information about Handsboro? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Handsboro, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Handsboro.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Handsboro. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Harrison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Handsboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Handsboro) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Handsboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3985, Longitude: -89.0270       In this case, the coordinates for Handsboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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