Originating almost a quarter of a century prior to the Civil War, Mercer County, West Virginia was named for General Hugh Mercer, a Revolutionary War hero. The county has been a crossroads for many events, including the Civil War and the establishment of an industrial economy after the war ended. When two mighty railroads, the Norfolk & Western and The Virginian, began shipping coal and timber to the once-agrarian area, Mercer County blossomed into one of the five most highly populated counties of the Mountain State. In ...

Mercer County 2001, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738513515

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Mercer County 2001, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531609221