Mercer County


Population 2010 Census: 6,432
Median Age: 42.6 years

Courthouse: Completed 1931
Architect: Alex B. Mahood

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Formed: 1837
Named: In honor of Revolutionary War General Hugh Mercer
County Seat: Princeton
Land in Square Miles: 418.99
Population 2010 Census: 62,264
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 148.6

Primary Sources Online
Mercer County counterfeiters, 1911
Ingleside Train Collision, 1927
Freedom Train stop in Bluefield, 1948
Debut of WHIS-TV, 1955
Integration at Matoaka High, 1957
1960 Presidential Campaign in Mercer County
Bomb Explosion at Bluefield State College, 1968

Civil War
Letter from Princeton, 1861
Camp at Mouth of Bluestone, 1862
Fight at Clark's Hollow, 1862
Battle of Princeton, 1862
Camp at Princeton, 1862
From Western Virginia, 1862
Correspondence from Western Virginia, 1862

Photographs of Schools in Mercer County

Secondary Sources Online
List of Mercer County Legislators
Athens, Agricultural Extention Community History
Glenwood, Agricultural Extention Community History
Pisgah, Agricultural Extention Community History
Spanishburg, Agricultural Extention Community History
Elizabeth Kee

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Howard Lacy Ables
Howard Lucas Adkins
Virgil Kenneth Baldwin
Russell Lee Barbor
John Nacil Bowling
Timothy Joseph Dunnigan
Charles Henry Grubb
Lonnie Bryant Hylton Jr.
Jessie Carrington McGhee
John Beard Newman
Ernest O. Paitsel
Mark S. Reed
Kenneth Douglas Scott
Paul Shultz
Sherman H. Williams
Bernard Ramon Wimmer

History of the American Negro Biographies
James Dunlap Coleman
Alfred Earnest Goodwyn
Hamilton Hatter
Isaac Rucker Hill
James Levi Hill
Reuben Washington Hill
William Alexander Holley
Rusian Holmes McKoy
William Cephas Mitchell
William Henry Mitchell
Robert Page Sims
Alexander A. Staples
Samuel Leonidas Wade

Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History