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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in Hancock County are Ansley, Bay St. Louis, Clermont Harbor, Diamondhead, Gainesville, Kiln, Lakeshore, Leetown, Logtown, Napoleon, Necaise, Pearlington, Shoreline Park, Waveland

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Hancock County is the southernmost county of the U.S. state of Mississippi and is named for Founding Father John Hancock. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,929. Its county seat is Bay St. Louis.Hancock County is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is situated along the Gulf of Mexico and the state line with Louisiana. The area is home to the John C. Stennis Space Center, NASA's largest rocket engine test facility. The county was severely damaged from Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, which caused a huge storm surge and catastrophic damage.