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Mercer County

When Mercer County became a county in 1785, became the county seat for Harrodsburg which originally belonged to Lincoln County. Mercer county is named after former Revolutinary War General Hugh Mercer who was later killed in the Battle of Princeton in 1777. Mercer county is home to Pleasent Hill (or Shakertown as some residents call it) which belongs to the National Historic Landmark District due to having over 30 historic buildings on site. Now not only is it home to Pleasent Hill, with a total area of 253 square miles, it is also home to 21,774 residents.