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. It is just east of the state line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bluefield WV 24701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Bluefield State College (approx. 1.7 miles away); 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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