Hattiesburg, city, seat (1908) of Forrest county, southeastern Mississippi, U.S., on the Leaf and Bouie rivers, 70 miles (113 km) north of Gulfport. The city, in a longleaf-pine forest area, was founded in 1882 by Captain William H. Hardy, lumberman and engineer, who named it for his wife (it was previously known as Twin Forks and Gordonville).
Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 44,779 at the 2000 census (51,993 according to 2008 estimate). It is the county seat of Forrest County. In recent years the city has grown to include a portion of eastern Lamar County.
Hattiesburg is the principal city of the Hattiesburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses Covington, Forrest, Lamar, and Perry counties.  The city is located in the Pine Belt region. Development of the interior of Mississippi by European Americans took place primarily after the American Civil War.
Mississippi Armed Forces Museum 94 Military Museums Open now By paulsykes2020 The Armed Forces Museum is located on Camp Shelby which is approximately 12 miles south of Hattieburg off Highway 49. 2. Hattiesburg Zoo 307 Zoos Open now By Beautifultulip81 In the Hub city of Mississippi you will find an 11 acre city zoo. 3. Hattiesburg Pocket Museum 19
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