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Gulfport Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 144 photos

Gulfport is located in Harrison County on the Gulf of Mexico. It lies near Biloxi along Highway 90. William H. Hardy and Joseph T. Jones were Gulfport's founders. Between them they wanted to create a port town and a railroad to draw on all the acres of pine in southern Mississippi. Jones invested several million dollars in the project and Gulfport was incorporated in 1898. The harbour became a working seaport in 1902. Financial problems prevented the railroad being completed though.

Today Gulfport is a residential community with a diversified economy and the fast growing in the State. It is the 2nd largest city in Mississippi and has nearly 7 miles of man-made beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Gulfport is home of the annual “Worlds Largest Fishing Rodeo”.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.© keeweechic 2001-2006 (copyright)

  • Last visit to Gulfport: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated Aug 4, 2006
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  • Mar 19, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    This old boat and the gift shop were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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    Nov 5, 2006 at 11:14 AM

    Goodness me I remember you going there I cant believe its 3 years! Would love a visit here at the moment as long as there are no tropical storms!

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    May 24, 2003 at 9:49 PM

    Nice job. Hurricane Camille blew in approximately 2 months before I was born.

  • miner's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2003 at 9:31 PM

    Awesome pics; beach looks inviting!! It sounds like it is a place best to avoid during hurricane season!!

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    Mar 20, 2003 at 11:29 PM

    Great pictures. I would not like to meet with a hurricane around here.

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    Oct 28, 2002 at 7:49 PM

    The area must get hit all the time with hurricanes. I visited right b4 one so flew home. Very nice page!

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2002 at 5:50 AM

    Hey kw.. great page and photos again, Sounds like most of these gulf cities have had a bad weather hit, at some time in the past. Great to see they have recovered.

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