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Near Bluefield in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

West Virginia / Mercer County

(Mercer County) /                                

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
1. West Virginia / Mercer County Marker
Inscription. West Virginia (Mercer County). "The Mountain State"—western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.

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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bluefield College (approx. 0.6 miles away in Virginia); Andrew Davidson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bluefield State College (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bluefield State Teacher’s College (approx. 1.7 miles away);
West Virginia / Mercer County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
2. West Virginia / Mercer County Marker
Bluefield (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elizabeth Kee (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bluefield Virginia (approx. 3.9 miles away in Virginia); Engagement at Falls Mills (approx. 4.8 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluefield.
 
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West Virginia / Mercer County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
3. West Virginia / Mercer County Marker
The state line crosses the road in the distance, where the color of the shoulder changes.
West Virginia / Mercer County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
4. West Virginia / Mercer County Marker
The green sign in the distance reads, “Birthplace Dr. John F. Nash, Jr., 1994 Nobel Prize Winner.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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