Near Bluefield in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
West Virginia / Mercer County
(Mercer County) /
Mercer County. Formed, 1837, from Giles and Tazewell. Named for General Hugh Mercer, officer, who was mortally wounded at Princeton, 1777. This county, gateway to the South, is rich in fine farms and mineral deposits.
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Location. 37° 14.587′ N, 81° 14.092′ W. Marker is near Bluefield, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is on U.S. 460, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. It is just east of the state line. Marker is in this post office area: Bluefield WV 24701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bluefield College (approx. 0.6 miles away in Virginia); Tazewell County Va./West Virginia (approx. 1.6 miles away in Virginia); Andrew Davidson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bluefield State College (approx. Bluefield State Teacher’s College (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bluefield (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elizabeth Kee (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bluefield Virginia (approx. 3.9 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluefield.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.