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Mercer County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 455.18 square miles , of which 454.18 square miles is land.


About Mercer County, MO

Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri . As of 2000, the population was 3,757. Its county seat and largest city is Princeton .

Early years Mercer County was organized on February 14, 1845, from part of Grundy County, Missouri . It is named in honor of General Hugh Mercer who fought and died in the American Revolutionary War . The first permanent settlements in what is now Mercer County happened in 1837 when a few families from other parts of Missouri moved to the area. James Parsons, a Tennessee native, is generally considered to be the first permanent settler in the spring of 1837. At that time the land was still included as part of Livingston County and would remain so until 1841 when it became part of newly-created Grundy County . Prior to 1837 the land was used by Native American tribes, primarily the Sac/Fox and Potawatomi , as prime hunting grounds. The occasional temporary hunting village would be established by the tribes but otherwise the land was empty of humans. In 1847 the town of Princeton, named for the battle where General Mercer was killed, was established as the county seat. The northern boundary of the county was in dispute for the first six years of its existence due to the Honey War , a bloodless territorial...


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