Named for Hugh Mercer
Hugh Mercer [1726-1777] was a physician. A general during the American Revolution, Mercer was mortally wounded at the battle of Princeton.
Established Seven Years after Illinois became a State
Formed from unorganized territory attached to Pike County, Illinois on 13 Jan 1825.
Part of the Military Tract
Land granted to veterans of the War of 1812. [More about the Military Tract]
Mercer County Historical Society
The historical society maintains three buildings of the Essley-Noble Museum. The society's address is 1406 SE 2nd Ave, Aledo, IL.
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