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.
waving as you walk past, clerks in stores with smiling faces, children's
laughter making melodies on a summer's eve.
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
Because one thing
you'll find about our residents is that they don't mind sharing a bit.
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.
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