Introduction to Gulfport, Mississippi
Gulfport, Mississippi, in Harrison county, is 65 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula metropolitan area. Gulfport has a population of 71,127.
Gulfport was incorporated in 1898. It was previously a lumber and port city. The harbor in the area was completed and the Port of Gulfport was converted to a working seaport in 1902. In 2005, Gulfport was hit by Hurricane Katrina’s, which much of Gulfport. In 1969, Hurricane Camille was responsible for damaging Gulfport severely. Gradually, Gulfport became a diversified community. The city is in Harrison county, which was founded in 1841.
Gulfport and nearby Attractions
- Great Southern Shopping Center
- Harbor Square Park
- Bayou View Golf Course
- Gulf Islands Water Park
- Mississippi Sound Historical Museum
Things To Do In Gulfport
The Mississippi Sound Historical Museum is popular among those who wish to learn more about the area’s history. The Harbor Square Park and Cowan Road Field are recreational spots frequented by the town;s residents. The Gulf Islands Water Park is the largest water park on the Gulf Coast. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Bayou View Golf Course. Gulfport hosts many festivals like the Highlands and Islands Scottish Games and Celtic Festival and the Cajun, Country, Swamp Pop Music Festival every year.
Gulfport-Biloxi International is the nearest major airport.
Gulfport Higher Education
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Pearl River Community College, the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of South Alabama are all nearby.