Hancock County was established in 1812 from the Mobile District. It was named in honor of John Hancock.
The county population in 1990 was 31,760
Bay St. Louis, the county
seat, was incorporated in 1817 and was the first city incorporated
in the state of Mississippi. In 1818 it was called Shieldsborough;
was named in honor of King Louis IX, Saint Louis,
The city of Waveland was chartered as a city in 1888.
|Choctaw Indians in Hancock County|
|Cities and Towns in Hancock County|
|County History, 1891|
|Family Connection Links|
|Governors and Their Administration|
|Libraries and Historical Societies|
|Land Patents [A-L] [M-Z]|
|Lots of Hancock Links|
|Message Board on Genealogy.com|
|Mississippi Indian Tribes, 1891 History|
|Queries / Message Board for Hancock|
Banner photo: Darwood on the Jordan - Courtesy USGenWeb Penny Postcard Collection
John Hancock image courtesy Library of Congress.
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