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MERCER COUNTY

Established: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent County: Grundy
County Seat: Princeton
Named After: John F. Mercer, a Revolutionary War general.

Is situated on the Iowa State line, about midway between the two great rivers that wash either shore of the northern part of the State. The surface is level and undulating, with about an equal division of prairie and timber. The soil is generally fertile and yields as follows: Of hemp, 1000 lbs. Per acre; tobacco, 1000; corn, 100 bushels; wheat, 33 bushels; rye 40; oats 50; buckwheat, 40; while the yield of vegetables will compare favorably with almost any section. Of Hungarian grass, as high as seven tons,and of timothy, five tons, are said to have been cut per acre. These farm statistics, though furnished by farmers, I believe to be above the average yield. The county has an abundance of excellent timber and building stone; strong, fertile soils, is very well watered, has a healthy climate and good demand for all kinds of produce. Coal, iron and copper have been found in the county in small quantities, but no mines opened. Population in 1860, 9, 286.

The Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs.

Mercer County Courthouse
802 Main Street
Princeton, MO 64673-1240
Phone: (660) 748-3425
Cities, Communities, Towns and Townships

Harrison Township
Lindley Township
Madison Township
Marion Township
Medicine Township
Mercer -Town - Incorporated Area - Pop. in 2000 was 342
Mill Grove - No longer has a post office
Modena - No longer has a post office- founded in 1856-named after M_dena, Italy
Morgan Township
Princeton (County Seat) - City- Incorporated Area
Ravanna Township
Somerset Township
South Lineville -Town - Incorporated Area- Pop. in 2000 was 37


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County Updates

November 2016
News-Community: Harvey Fellows and Noah Cartwright
News-Fires,Trainwrecks, Accidents & Calamities: Randall Blakeelee
Biographies: Jesse Mulvaney; Hiram Painter

November 2014 - Several Bios added also Court History
August 2014 -
Bios for James P. Anderson and Joseph P. Bailey
May 2014 -
Murders

Feb 2014
Cemetery Transcriptions
White Oak Cemetery, Sparks Cemetery, Powell Cemetery,Otterbein Cemetery, Mullins Cemetery, The Hart Family Cemetery, Frye Cemetery, Duree Cemetery, Cooper Cemetery, Collings Cemetery, Campbell Cemetery, Anderson Cemetery

May 2013 - 1883 Pensioners

 


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