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Welcome to Hancock County, MS
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Established in 1812, Hancock county is the southernmost county of the U.S. state of Mississippi, situated along the Gulf of Mexico and the state line with Louisiana.
Its county seat is Bay St. Louis. The area is also home to the John C. Stennis Space Center, NASA's largest rocket engine test facility.

Courthouse pix courtesy of Wikipedia
Courthouse in Bay St. Louis

Hancock County is named for Founding Father John Hancock.

Bay St. Louis -- Waveland

Census-designated Places
Diamondhead -- Kiln -- Pearlington -- Shoreline Park

Unincorporated Places
Bayou Caddy -- Clermont Harbor -- Lakeshore


Hancock County Online Data












Recent Website Updates:
11 Mar 2018: Added Carver Biography
28 Aug 2016: Added Bourgeois Obituary
23 Aug 2013: Added 1883 Pension List
11 Apr 2013: Added Oneto-Sikorski Obituary
19 Jun 2012: Added 4 Marriage Announcements
19 Jun 2012: Added Peyrox Obituary
19 Jun 2012: Added Adams & Nicholson Biographies
19 Jun 2012: Added 3 1890 Veteran's Census Sheets
25 Sep 2011: Added Toomer Obituary
01 Nov 2010: Updated St Joseph Cemetery
29 Nov 2009: Added Five Cemeteries: Bayou LaCroix, Brothers, Crane Creek, Gulf Coast Memorial, St Joseph & Standard
10 Nov 2009: Added Cemetery Listing
Jan 2009: New newspaper start-up item under "Community News"; WW2 Army Casualties
Previous updates:
L & N Railroad Ledger 1901 for Bay St. Louis; Obit for

Surrounding Counties

Pearl River County (north)
Harrison County (east)
St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana (west)


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This page last updated on -- 11 Mar 2018

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