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Gulfport Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 147 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”.
We drove through Gulfport and the Gulf Coast area only a couple of days after Tropical Storm Isidore (a diminishing... more travel advice
The stretch of beach runs for about 26 miles along Hwy 90. There seems to be a good assortment of colourful beach... more travel advice
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