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The Cities and communities of Mercer County, West Virginia *


Athens

Bluefield, Bramwell

Princeton

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Information & Facts about Mercer County, West Virginia

History

The county was formed on 17 March 1937. The county was formed from parts of Giles and Tazewell counties. It was named in memory of General Hugh Mercer, a Revolutionary War general who died at the Battle of Princeton in New Jersey.

It is considered to be the "Gateway to Southern Hospitality and Black Gold." And is the southern-most county in West Virginia. The county seat is Princeton which was burned to the ground twice during the Civil war by its inhabitants to ensure no valuables would fall into the hands of the opposing forces.

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