Welcome to Princeton, WV



Heart of Mercer County

The City of Princeton, known as the “Heart of Mercer County,” is nestled amidst the beautiful landscapes of West Virginia.

With its rich history and vibrant culture, Princeton stands as a beacon of tradition and progress. The City’s downtown area boasts a blend of historic architecture and modern amenities, creating a unique tapestry that reflects the city’s journey through time. Visitors can explore the locally-owned shops, dine in charming restaurants, and experience the genuine hospitality of the community.

Surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, outdoor enthusiasts can indulge in a variety of recreational activities, from biking to exploring nearby parks. Princeton’s commitment to green spaces and a healthy lifestyle makes it a haven for nature lovers.

As the “Heart of Mercer County,” Princeton, WV serves as the economic and cultural hub of the region. Its diverse population contributes to a dynamic tapestry of traditions, making it a melting pot of experiences. The City’s commitment to education and community engagement fosters a sense of unity, creating a place where everyone feels at home.

Discover the City of Princeton, where the heartbeat of Mercer County resonates in every corner and where the past and present seamlessly intertwine to create a city that is both timeless and forward-looking.

A graphic of Mercer County in blue with a white heart marking the location of Princeton.

News & Updates

Keep up to date with the City of Princeton, WV press releases and news!

 

George M. Hall Memorial Bridge Dedication

Members of the community gathered Wednesday, May 1st, to honor the heroics of George M. Hall. In 1862, Hall saved Mercer County Courthouse records when the courthouse was set ablaze. Bill Archer, Mercer County Commission President, expressed gratitude to Mercer County...

Legal Notice – April 2024 Meeting Schedule

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION-Monday, April 1st 2024, 10:00 a.m., in the Board Room of the Municipal Building, 800 Bee Street, Princeton, WV; PUBLIC WORKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE- Wednesday, April 10th ,2024, 1:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the Municipal Building,...

Legal Notice – March 2024 Meeting Schedule

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION- Monday, March 4th 2024, 10:00 a.m., in the Board Room of the Municipal Building, 800 Bee Street, Princeton, WV;PLANNING COMMISSION- Monday, March 4th, 2024, 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 800 Bee Street,...

Legal Notice – Public Hearing 3/4/24

CLASS I LEGAL NOTICE City of Princeton ATTENTION PRINCETON RESIDENTS- PUBLIC HEARING The Planning Commission for the City of Princeton, WV will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, the 4th day of March, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building,...

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Beirut Marine Barracks Memorial located at Athens Crossroads (corner of Thorn Street and Athens Road).

Monument Wording:

Beirut Marine Barracks Memorial

They Came In Peace

On October 23rd, 1983 two hundred forty one members of the United States Armed Forces lost their lives in support of this nation.

220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 Soldiers

West Virginia Casualties:
LCPL Timothy Dunnigan of Princeton
SGT Mecot E. Camara of Hinton
LCPL David L. Cosner of Elkins
Petty Officer Marion E. Kees of Inwood
LCPL Russell E. Cyzick of Star City
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Beirut Marine Barracks Memorial located at Athens Crossroads (corner of Thorn Street and Athens Road).

Monument Wording:

Beirut Marine Barracks Memorial

They Came In Peace

On October 23rd, 1983 two hundred forty one members of the United States Armed Forces lost their lives in support of this nation.

220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 Soldiers

West Virginia Casualties:
LCPL Timothy Dunnigan of Princeton
SGT Mecot E. Camara of Hinton
LCPL David L. Cosner of Elkins
Petty Officer Marion E. Kees of Inwood
LCPL Russell E. Cyzick of Star City

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Murdering criminals. Illegally trass passed onto a man's property threaten to steal his property. Then attack a woman brake into the house and murdered him. These officers are using drugs abusing steroids. Most of the drugs in the community are being supplied by the police officers. The officers are the cause of most of the organized crime. These officers take bribes and kickbacks from the local drug dealers for protection. Several officers have used their authority to stalk and threaten kids in the local schools into sexual relationships a.k.a. (rape). When the kids report it the arrest them. The get the kids on drugs the use that to threaten the and blackmail them. I believe the chief is a pedophile with child pornography on his home and work computers. The federal government should investigate and put these criminals hiding behind the badge in federal prison were they belong. youtu.be/jN2GmJSMgG0?si=dB6uECHxKnDzK1IC

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Where Am I?

Can anyone tell us which Princeton business is featured in the most recent Princeton Economic Development Authority "Where Am I?" contest?Let's play the weekly "Where Am I?" game!

Do you know which Princeton business is featured in this photo?

The City of Princeton, as we all know, has many unique and wonderful businesses! Many of them have signature products or unforgettable decorations.

Place YOUR GUESS in the comment section. Check back on Friday and see if your guess was correct.
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Where Am I?

Can anyone tell us which Princeton business is featured in the most recent Princeton Economic Development Authority Where Am I? contest?

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Murdering criminals. Illegally trass passed onto a man's property threaten to steal his property. Then attack a woman brake into the house and murdered him. These officers are using drugs abusing steroids. Most of the drugs in the community are being supplied by the police officers. The officers are the cause of most of the organized crime. These officers take bribes and kickbacks from the local drug dealers for protection. Several officers have used their authority to stalk and threaten kids in the local schools into sexual relationships a.k.a. (rape). When the kids report it the arrest them. The get the kids on drugs the use that to threaten the and blackmail them. I believe the chief is a pedophile with child pornography on his home and work computers. The federal government should investigate and put these criminals hiding behind the badge in federal prison were they belong. youtu.be/jN2GmJSMgG0?si=dB6uECHxKnDzK1IC

Artwork is by Princeton Primary 2nd grader Chrislynn Keatley!

Chrislynn is one of four winners of the annual coloring contest hosted by the City of Princeton, New Peoples Bank of Princeton, and Princeton Primary School.

Congratulations, Chrislynn!
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Artwork is by Princeton Primary 2nd grader Chrislynn Keatley! 

Chrislynn is one of four winners of the annual coloring contest hosted by the City of Princeton, New Peoples Bank of Princeton, and Princeton Primary School.

Congratulations, Chrislynn!

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Great job! You are very talented!

Murdering criminals. Illegally trass passed onto a man's property threaten to steal his property. Then attack a woman brake into the house and murdered him. These officers are using drugs abusing steroids. Most of the drugs in the community are being supplied by the police officers. The officers are the cause of most of the organized crime. These officers take bribes and kickbacks from the local drug dealers for protection. Several officers have used their authority to stalk and threaten kids in the local schools into sexual relationships a.k.a. (rape). When the kids report it the arrest them. The get the kids on drugs the use that to threaten the and blackmail them. I believe the chief is a pedophile with child pornography on his home and work computers. The federal government should investigate and put these criminals hiding behind the badge in federal prison were they belong. youtu.be/jN2GmJSMgG0?si=dB6uECHxKnDzK1IC

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