West Virginia (Mercer County) / Mercer County
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N 37° 14.590 W 081° 14.093
17S E 479167 N 4121874
A two sided sign telling us when West Virginia was formed and from where Mercer County was formed.
Waymark Code: WM14P0X
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 08/03/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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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, 1873, from Giles and Tazewell. Named for General Hugh Mercer, Revolutionary War officer, who was mortally wounded at Princeton, 1777. This county, gateway to the South, is rich in fine farms and mineral deposits.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: West Virginia (Mercer County) / Mercer County

Marker Location: South of Rt 460

County or Independent City: Bluefield WV/ VA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2012

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