Harrison County is a fantastic county in Mississippi. In Long Beach, Mississippi, there stands an astonishing tree, the Friendship Oak. The Friendship Oak has stood for 529 years. It stands 59 feet tall and is nearly 20 feet around. Its glorious crown spans 155 feet. The Friendship Oak’s acorns were used to reforest the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Friendship Oak and its off-shoots have stood tall and proud to oversee the growth and recovery of Harrison County.
For outdoor activities and beautifully preserved wildlands, this county has DeSoto National Forest and the Gulf Islands National Seashore. DeSoto is one of very few havens left for the long-leaf pine forests. Long-leaf pine forests are home to numerous endangered and threatened animal and plant species. Gulf Islands is home to numerous marine species of plants and animals, some of which are also threatened or endangered. Both places offer a variety of outdoor activities such as camping, wildlife watching, boating and many more. They are well worth visiting.
For education, Harrison County has several elementary and middle schools as well as three high schools. All of the high schools offer traditional programs as well as early-graduation and fast track programs. They also offer advanced placement and dual credit classes that help high school students earn college credit while they are still in high school. All of the high schools also have vocational programs that help kids go immediately into a career after graduation. Harrison County School District embraces extracurricular programs also, including computer science and robotics.
The educated workforce of Harrison County has helped build a very diverse economy that includes the aerospace, geospatial, and marine science industries along with several others.For a nice balance of rustic and advanced, Harrison County is the place to live and New Home Source can help you get there!