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Mercer County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 3,785, making it the second-least populous county in Missouri. Its county seat is Princeton. The county was organized February 14, 1845 and named for General John F. Mercer of the Revolutionary War.
Named for John F. Mercer, a Revolutionary War general.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Mercer County was organized February 14, 1845. It was named in honor of "General Hugh Mercer of the Revolution." Until its organization it was a part of Grundy County. (Record of Char. County, Part I, p. 18; Campbell, p. 361; Gannett, p. 205; Rogers, p. 33; HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 402)
Source: Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 455 square miles (1,180 km2), of which 454 square miles (1,180 km2) is
land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.3%) is water
Bordering counties are as follows:
North Mercer County R-III School District - Mercer
Princeton R-V School District - Princeton