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Mercer in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mercer County

 
 
Mercer County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
1. Mercer County Marker
Inscription. Formed March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County. The United States census reported 3228 residents in 1800. Named for General Hugh Mercer, Revolutionary hero killed at Battle of Princeton, 1777. Early iron and coal center. Mercer, the county seat, was incorporated 1814.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 13.634′ N, 80° 14.341′ W. Marker is in Mercer, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of North Diamond Street (Pennsylvania Route 58) and Strawberry Street, on the left when traveling west on North Diamond Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 143 North Diamond Street, Mercer PA 16137, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Hugh Mercer (here, next to this marker); The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School (a few steps from this marker); Johnston Tavern (approx. 5.4 miles away); Clay Furnace (approx. 7.6 miles away); Neshannock Potato (approx. 8.1 miles away); Westminster College (approx. 8.7 miles away); East Diamond (approx. 8.8 miles away); West Diamond (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercer.
 
Also see . . .
Mercer County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
2. Mercer County Marker
And Mercer County Courthouse

1. Mercer County, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Mercer County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Mercer County - Behind the Marker. Explore PA History.com (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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