West Virginia / Mercer County

West Virginia / Mercer County (HM1PB1)

Location: Bluefield, WV 24701 Mercer County
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N 37° 17.571', W 81° 18.504'

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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, 1837, from Giles and
Tazewell. Named for General
Hugh Mercer, officer, who was mortally
wounded at Princeton, 1777.
This county, gateway to the
South, is rich in fine farms
and mineral deposits.
HM NumberHM1PB1
Year Placed2012
Placed ByWest Virginia Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 472665 N 4127404
Decimal Degrees37.29285000, -81.30840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.571', W 81° 18.504'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 34.26" N, 81° 18' 30.24" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near VA-102, Bluefield WV 24701, US
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