Mercer County

Mercer County is located on the southern border of West Virginia.  The population in 2010 was 62,264 and the county seat is Princeton.  Coal mining was important industry beginning in the 1850s, and the town of Bramwell became known as a “Millionaires’ Town” where many coal mine owners and executives lived. Mercer County is also home to Concord University and Bluefield State College.  

 

Major cities in Mercer County include Bluefield, Princeton, Athens, and Bramwell.

 

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GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – MERCER COUNTY

 


ANDREW DAVIDSON

LOCATION: BLUEFIELD, RT 52, CORNER OF EAST CUMBERLAND ROAD AND BLAND ROAD

GPS:

37* 15′ 09″ N, 81* 12′ 32″ W

37.252605 N, 81.208909 W

ROOTSWEB – DAVIDSON FAMILY MASSACRE

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BATTLE OF CLARK’S HOUSE

LOCATION: RT 19 AT CLARK SCHOOL ROAD, APPX 3 MILES NORTH OF I-77 EXIT 20 (CAMP CREEK(, AT EAST END OF BRIDGE OVER I-77

GPS:

37* 31′ 47″ N, 81* 06′ 31″ W

37.529832 N, 81.108698 W

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BATTLE OF PIGEON’S ROOST

LOCATION: PRINCETON, RT 19 (SOUTH WALKER STREET), APPX 1/4 MILE SOUTH OF COURTHOUSE AND 100 YARDS NORTH OF STAFFORD DRIVE

GPS:

37* 21′ 41″ N, 81* 06′ 17″ W

37.361497 N, 81.104893 W

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BIG LIME

LOCATION: RT 19/ RT 460, BLUEFIELD (MISSING – EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN)

GPS:

UNKNOWN EXACT LOCATION

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BLUEFIELD

LOCATION: BLUEFIELD, RT 52 (BLAND STREET) AT HIGH STREET, IN FRONT OF ELIZABETH KEE FEDERAL BUILDING, 4 BLOCKS SOUTH OF RT 19

GPS:

37* 16′ 01″ N, 81* 13′ 18″ W

37.266947 N, 81.221671 W

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BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE

LOCATION: BLUEFIELD, BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE CAMPUS, IN FRONT OF CONLEY HALL, APPX 500 YARDS NORTH-EAST OF RT 52 (COUCH STREET) ENTRANCE TO CAMPUS. SITUATED APPX 50 FEET FROM BLUEFIELD STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE MARKER

GPS:

37* 16′ 02″ N, 81* 14′ 12″ W

37.267277 N, 81.236798 W

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BLUEFIELD STATE

TEACHERS COLLEGE

LOCATION: BLUEFIELD, BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE CAMPUS, IN FRONT OF CONLEY HALL, APPX 500 YARDS NORTH-EAST OF RT 52 (COUCH STREET) ENTRANCE TO CAMPUS. SITUATED APPX 50 FEET FROM BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE MARKER

GPS:

37* 16′ 02″ N, 81* 14′ 11″ W

37.267358 N, 81.236605 W

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BRAMWELL /

MILL CREEK COAL & COKE CO.

LOCATION: CR 120 (POCAHONTAS AVENUE), APPX 1-1/4 MILE WEST OF BRAMWELL AT CORNER OF CR 20/9

GPS:

37* 19′ 23″ N, 81* 19′ 41″ W

37.323122 N, 81.328098 W

SHINBRIER – HISTORY OF MILL CREEK C&C

WIKIPEDIA – BRAMWELL

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CAMP JONES

LOCATION: RT 19, APPX 1-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF TOWN OF FLAT TOP, APPX 4 MILES SOUTH OF I-77 EXIT 28 (GHENT/FLAT TOP), APPX 100 YARDS NORTH OF TOAD LEVEL ROAD

GPS:

37* 34′ 20″ N, 81* 06′ 56″ W

37.572331 N, 81.115738 W

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY

LOCATION: ATHENS, JUST INSIDE CAMPUS MAIN ENTRANCE OFF CR 9, APPX 1/2 MILE EAST OF RT 20

GPS:

37* 25′ 22″ N, 81* 00′ 27″ W

37.422992 N, 81.007731 W

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ELIZABETH KEE

LOCATION: BLUEFIELD, RT 52 (FEDERAL STREET) IN FRONT OF ELIZABETH KEE FEDERAL BUILDING, 4 BLOCKS SOUTH OF RT 19

GPS:

37* 16′ 01″ N, 81* 13′ 18″ W

37.267120 N, 81.221721 W

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FEEDING THE CONFEDERACY

LOCATION: RT 10 APPX 1/4 MILE WEST OF RT 19, APPX 1 MILE NORTH OF KEGLEY, SITUATED NEXT TO MITCHELL CLAY MARKER

GPS:

37* 24′ 18″ N, 81* 08′ 36″ W

37.405104 N, 81.143419 W

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HUFF’S KNOB

LOCATION: (APPX) RT 19, JUST SOUTH OF RALEIGH COUNTY LINE

** MISSING – LOCATION APPX **

GPS:

37* 35′ 20″ N, 81* 06′ 27″ W

37.589093 N, 81.107603 W

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JORDAN NELSON’S

COAL BANK

LOCATION: CR 120 (POCAHONTAS AVENUE), APPX 2-1/2 MILES WEST OF BRAMWELL, JUST EAST OF PEELED CHESTNUT ROAD

GPS:

37* 18′ 45″ N, 81* 19′ 57″ W

37.312603 N, 81.332567 W

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MITCHELL CLAY

LOCATION: RT 10, APPX 1/4 MILE WEST OF RT 19, APPX 1 MILE NORTH OF KEGLEY, SITUATED NEXT TO FEEDING THE CONFEDERACY MARKER

GPS:

37* 24′ 18″ N, 81* 08′ 37″ W

37.405187 N, 81.143613 W

ROOTSWEB – ACCOUNT OF MASSACRE

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NAPOLEAN BONAPARTE FRENCH

LOCATION: PRINCETON, OLD RT 19 (W. MAIN STREET), APPX 1/2 MILE NORTH-WEST OF COURTHOUSE, AT OAKWOOD CEMETERY

GPS:

37* 22′ 03″ N, 81* 06′ 35″ W

37.367530 N, 81.109960 W

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PINNACLE ROCK

LOCATION: RT 52, APPX 7 MILES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN BLUEFIELD, APPX 2 MILES NORTH-WEST OF BLUEWELL AND RT 20

GPS:

37* 19′ 16″ N, 81* 17′ 34″ W,

37.321146 N, 81.292893 W

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PRINCETON

LOCATION: PRINCETON, COURTHOUSE SQUARE, CORNER OF E. MAIN STREET AND SCOTT STREET, SITUATED APPX 100 FEET FROM RICHARD BLANKENSHIP MARKER

GPS:

37* 21′ 57″ N, 81* 06′ 11″ W

37.365935 N, 81.103105 W

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RAVENCLIFF SAND

LOCATION: I-77 NORTH BLUESTONE TRAVEL PLAZA, MILE 17, SCENIC OVERLOOK IN UPPER PARKING SECTION

** MISSING ??? **

GPS: (APPX)

37* 28′ 36″ N, 81* 04′ 10″ W

37.476712 N, 81.069538 W

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RICHARD BLANKENSHIP

LOCATION: PRINCETON, COURTHOUSE SQUARE, CORNER OF E. MAIN STREET AND ALVIS STREET, SITUATED APPX 100 FEET FROM PRINCETON MARKER

GPS:

37* 21′ 56″ N, 81* 06′ 09″ W

37.365813 N, 81.102723 W

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UPPER MAXON SAND

LOCATION: (APPX) RT 52, APPX 7 MILES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN BLUEFIELD, APPX 2 MILES NORTH-WEST OF BLUEWELL AND RT 20, AT PINNACLE ROCK

** MISSING ??? **

GPS:

37* 19′ 16″ N, 81* 17′ 34″ W

37.321146 N, 81.292893 W

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WILLIAM FRENCH HOME

LOCATION: ATHENS, CR 9 (VERMILLION STREET), APPX 1/4 MILE EAST OF RT 20, NEAR ENTRANCE TO CONCORD UNIVERSITY

GPS:

37* 25′ 22″ N, 81* 00′ 37″ W

37.423025 N, 81.010473 W

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MERCER COUNTY /

VIRGINIA

LOCATION: RT 19 (BLUEFIELD AVENUE), JUST OVER 1 MILE WEST OF RT 52

** MISSING ?? **

GPS:

37* 15′ 25″ N, 81* 15′ 27″ W

37.257033 N, 81.257574 W

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MERCER COUNTY /

VIRGINIA

LOCATION: RT 52

** CANNOT FIND LOCATION – POSSIBLY REMOVED WHEN ROADS WERE EXPANDED TO 4-LANE **

GPS:

STATUS AND LOCATION OF MARKER UNKNOWN

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MERCER COUNTY /

WEST VIRGINIA

LOCATION: RT 102, APPX 6 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF BRAMWELL, APPX 4-1/2 MILES NORTH OF BLUEFIELD

GPS:

37* 17′ 33″ N, 81* 18′ 37″ W

37.292508 N, 81.310437 W

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MERCER COUNTY /

WEST VIRGINIA

(#1 OF 2 ON RT 460)

LOCATION: RT 460 NEAR WEST END OF BLUEFIELD, APPX 1/4 MILE EAST OF LEATHERWOOD LANE (VA), ON EASTBOUND LANE

GPS:

37* 22′ 00″ N, 80* 52′ 08″ W

37.366829 N, 80.868943 W

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MERCER COUNTY /

WEST VIRGINIA

(#2 OF 2 ON RT 460)

LOCATION: RT 460, APPX 13 MILES EAST OF PRINCETON, JUST WEST OF GLEN LYN (VA), ON WESTBOUND LANE

GPS:

37* 14′ 35″ N, 81* 14′ 05 ” W

37.243107 N, 81.234867 W

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MERCER COUNTY /

McDOWELL COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 52, APPX 5 MILES EAST OF ELKHORN, APPX 3-1/2 MILES NORTH OF BRAMWELL

GPS:

37* 22′ 01″ N, 81* 20′ 42″ W

37.366992 N, 81.345233 W

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MERCER COUNTY /

RALEIGH COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 19, FLAT TOP, JUST NORTH OF ELLISON RIDGE ROAD, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF GHENT (EXIT 28, I-77)

GPS:

37* 35′ 30″ N, 81* 06′ 16″ W

37.591752 N, 81.104688 W

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MERCER COUNTY /

SUMMERS COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 20, APPX 1/2 MILE SOUTH OF TURNOFF TO PIPESTEM RESORT, APPX 7 MILES NORTH OF ATHENS AND CONCORD UNIVERSITY

GPS:

37* 30′ 15″ N, 80* 58′ 20″ W

37.504299 N, 80.972452 W

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MERCER COUNTY /

WYOMING COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 10, APPX 2 MILES NORTH-WEST OF ARISTA

GPS:

37* 28′ 22″ N, 81* 16′ 40″ W

37.472790 N, 81.277918 W

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