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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Princeton

 
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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Mercer County, WV (21) McDowell County, WV (4) Raleigh County, WV (22) Summers County, WV (21) Wyoming County, WV (18) Bland County, VA (6) Giles County, VA (14) Tazewell County, VA (26)  MercerCounty(21) Mercer County (21)  McDowellCounty(4) McDowell County (4)  RaleighCounty(22) Raleigh County (22)  SummersCounty(21) Summers County (21)  WyomingCounty(18) Wyoming County (18)  BlandCountyVirginia(6) Bland County (6)  GilesCounty(14) Giles County (14)  TazewellCounty(26) Tazewell County (26)
Princeton, West Virginia and Vicinity
    Mercer County (21)
    McDowell County (4)
    Raleigh County (22)
    Summers County (21)
    Wyoming County (18)
    Bland County, Virginia (6)
    Giles County, Virginia (14)
    Tazewell County, Virginia (26)
 
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1West Virginia (Mercer County), Princeton — American Revolution Bicentennial Bell
From 1879 to 1929, this bell was rung to open court at the Mercer County Courthouse in Princeton. After the courthouse was dismantled in 1929, the bell was used as a dinner bell at the County poor farm at Gardner. Later discarded at the farm, the . . . — Map (db m60030) HM
2West Virginia (Mercer County), Princeton — Battle of Pigeon's Roost
Near a hill south of town on May 17, 1862, Confederate troops led by Maj. Peter Otey surprised and routed a Union regiment commanded by Colonel Louis von Blessing. Federal losses were 18 killed, 56 wounded and 14 captured. Confederate losses were 1 . . . — Map (db m37742) HM
3West Virginia (Mercer County), Princeton — McNutt HouseSole Survivor
This house, the home of physician Robert B. McNutt, is the only antebellum dwelling in Princeton. It survived the fire that Col. Walter H. Jenifer of the 8th Virginia Cavalry ignited on May 1, 1862, as he evacuated the town. Jenifer was . . . — Map (db m37744) HM
4West Virginia (Mercer County), Princeton — Mercer Salt Works
The Mercer Salt Works, located at the junction of New River and Lick Creek, began operation in 1850 and supplied salt to the southern part of western Virginia through the use of free and slave labor. On August 10, 1862. troops under Col. Rutherford . . . — Map (db m140096) HM
5West Virginia (Mercer County), Princeton — Princeton
Scene of several actions, May 1862, between Federal troops from General Cox's army and Confederate forces under Jenifer and Wharton. When the Confederates abandoned their camp here, the town was set on fire and partially burned. — Map (db m34813) HM
6West Virginia (Mercer County), Princeton — Richard Blankenship
Richard Blankenship, Revolutionary War Soldier, was a member of Major James Robertson's company of New River Valley volunteers who fought at the Battle of Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774. He lived on a 33 acre farm 8 mi. southeast, at Ingleside, . . . — Map (db m37738) HM
 
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