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Welcome to Mercer County
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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

Mercer County Data

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:
Mar 2014:  Crime news; News stories on fires and mining;  obits for ADAMS, CARTER, CHAPMAN, JONES, COFFMAN;  sick list for CRIGGER





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Surrounding Counties

Raleigh County (north)

Summers County (northeast)

Giles County, Virginia (southeast)

Bland County, Virginia (south)

Tazewell County, Virginia (southwest)

McDowell County (west)

Wyoming County (northwest)

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