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Mercer County

Formed March 17, 1837 from Giles and Tazewell Counties
County Seat:  Princeton
Largest city:  Bluefield

Populated Areas
Athens * Bluefield * Bramwell * Lashmeet * Matoaka * Montcalm * Oakvale * Princeton



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July 2018
News-Civil War: Prisoners after the Battle of Lewisburg
News-Accidents: Elias Hatfield Killed by Train - Transcribed by Heather Holley



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