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Mercer County

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Mar 17, 1837

Mercer County was created from parts of Giles and Tazewell counties

May 17, 1862

Battle of Pigeon's Roost resulted in the burning of the Mercer county seat, Princeton

Other events that happened on or around May 17, 1862

Feb 27, 1871

Summers County was created from parts of Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe and Raleigh

Other events that happened on or around February 27, 1871

1883

The Norfolk & Western Railway arrived in Mercer county

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1884

Joseph Beury and others opened Mill Creek Coal & Coke, first mine in Mercer County

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1906

Another courthouse struggle ensued in Mercer County

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1925

Howard B. Lee became attorney general

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1942

Mercer County's miners produced 3,500,000 tons of coal

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2000

Mercer County population was 62,980

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