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Imagine this beauty being no more than a stone's throw away. Imagine waking each morning to clean mountain air and falling asleep at night to the sounds of crickets and frogs singing a lullaby to you.

Imagine neighbors waving as you walk past, clerks in stores with smiling faces, children's laughter making melodies on a summer's eve.

History

Imagine tree lined streets and fun-filled festivals. Imagine wonderful summers, colorful autumns, crisp winters and beautiful springs.

Now, stop imagining it. Come to Princeton in Mercer County, West Virginia, and share all the beauty and opportunities that our residents experience every day of the year.

Because one thing you'll find about our residents is that they don't mind sharing a bit.

History

Founded almost a quarter century before the Civil War and named in honor of General Hugh Mercer, a revolutionary war hero wounded mortally in battle in Princeton, NJ, Princeton and the surrounding towns in Mercer County have emerged into a community bustling with progress.

The original census in 1840 stated a population of 2,243. Today, Mercer County boasts a population of 62,980. And the area continues to grow, attracting businesses and families alike to the natural beauty of the area.

During the Civil War, confederate troops burned the town to prevent approaching Union troops from reaching supplies stored around the city. No actual progress was made to revitalize the town until 1908 when Virginia Railroad's first passenger train arrived. Businesses and industries that supported the rail industry gave the Princeton area the boost needed to develop into the town it has become today.

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Contact Webmaster:
Keith Circle

Princeton-Mercer County Chamber Of Commerce
1522 N. Walker Street
Princeton, WV 24740
Ph: (304) 487-1502
Fax: (304) 425-0227
Email:
pmccc@frontiernet.net