Welcome to Mercer County, KY
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Mercer County, Virginia (later Kentucky) was formed
from Lincoln County, Virginia. It was the 7th
county to be formed and was created on 1 Aug 1785
In 1780, the Virginia Assembly divided
Kentucky County into Fayette, Jefferson, and
Lincoln counties, with Harrodstown the county
seat for Lincoln County. In 1785, Mercer
County was formed out of Lincoln County, and
Harrodstown remained the county seat. At the
same time the town's name was officially
changed to Harrodsburg.
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