Place:Mercer, West Virginia, United States

NameMercer
Alt namesMercersource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.4°N 81.117°W
Located inWest Virginia, United States     (1863 - )
Also located inVirginia, United States     (1837 - 1863)
See alsoSummers, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Mercer County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 62,264. Its county seat is Princeton. It was originally established in the state of Virginia by act of its General Assembly on 17 March 1837, using lands taken from Giles and Tazewell counties.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 2,233
1850 4,222
1860 6,819
1870 7,064
1880 7,467
1890 16,002
1900 23,023
1910 38,371
1920 49,558
1930 61,323
1940 68,289
1950 75,013
1960 68,206
1970 63,206
1980 73,942
1990 64,980

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Mercer County, Virginia was established in 1837, from portions of Giles and Tazewell Counties. It became part of West Virginia, when it achieved statehood in 1863.


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