“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bluefield, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Mercer County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Mercer County, WV (34) McDowell County, WV (35) Raleigh County, WV (60) Summers County, WV (42) Wyoming County, WV (31) Bland County, VA (8) Giles County, VA (17) Tazewell County, VA (29)  MercerCounty(34) Mercer County (34)  McDowellCounty(35) McDowell County (35)  RaleighCounty(60) Raleigh County (60)  SummersCounty(42) Summers County (42)  WyomingCounty(31) Wyoming County (31)  BlandCountyVirginia(8) Bland County (8)  GilesCounty(17) Giles County (17)  TazewellCounty(29) Tazewell County (29)
Princeton is the county seat for Mercer County
Bluefield is in Mercer County
      Mercer County (34)  
      McDowell County (35)  
      Raleigh County (60)  
      Summers County (42)  
      Wyoming County (31)  
      Bland County, Virginia (8)  
      Giles County, Virginia (17)  
      Tazewell County, Virginia (29)  
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1West Virginia (Mercer County), Bluefield — Andrew Davidson
Site of the pioneer cabin of Andrew Davidson. While he was absent, Indians burned his cabin, tomahawked his children, and captured his wife. Mrs. Davidson was sold to a Canadian family from whom she was ransomed.Map (db m89918) HM
2West Virginia (Mercer County), Bluefield — Bluefield
Bluefield is on land which John Davidson patented in 1774. With Richard Bailey he built a fort about 1777. Later he was killed by the Indians. The home, built by Joseph Davidson in 1811, is still standing.Map (db m90455) HM
3West Virginia (Mercer County), Bluefield — Bluefield State College
Established, 1895, by WV Legislature as Bluefield Colored Institute; 1929 became Bluefield State Teachers College. Renamed in 1943, Bluefield State College has continued providing quality higher education for all citizens of the area.Map (db m90505) HM
4West Virginia (Mercer County), Bluefield — Bluefield State Teacher’s College
Established as the Bluefield Colored Institute by act of the Legislature in 1895. Later the school became an institution of higher learning for Negroes. Renamed and given its present title in 1929.Map (db m90502) HM
5West Virginia (Mercer County), Bluefield — Elizabeth Kee
The first woman elected to Congress from West Virginia. Born as Maude Etta Simpkins on June 7, 1895, she married Bluefield lawyer John Kee, who served in congress, 1932–1951. Employed 18 years as his secretary; elected to complete his term in 1951; . . . Map (db m1821) HM
6West Virginia (Mercer County), Bluefield — The Birth of Pinnacle Rock State Park
In 1938, during the New Deal Era, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the park's first resources The roadside park began with the construction of the stone picnic shelter fireplace grills, an overlook two trails, the . . . Map (db m90586) HM
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7West Virginia (Mercer County), Bluefield — West Virginia (Mercer County) / Mercer County                             
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 . . . Map (db m105047) HM
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Sep. 28, 2022