Princeton (West Virginia)

Princeton is a city of 6,347 people (as of 2000) in West Virginia. It was established in 1838 and named for Princeton, New Jersey, where General Hugh Mercer an apothecary from Fredericksburg, Virginia, for whom Mercer County was named was killed in a Revolutionary War battle.

Princeton isn't generally a popular destination in and of itself, but its proximity to I-77 makes it a popular lodging stop for travellers.

Get in

Princeton is on US-19 just northeast of Bluefield and south of Beckley. US-460 leads from just south of Princeton to Blacksburg, Virginia.

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Tourist Information Center

Parks

Buy

Learn

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Bed and Breakfasts

Nearby

Lake Shawnee

A small unincorporated community located along US Route 19, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northwest of Princeton.

Go next

Routes through Princeton

Charleston Beckley  N  S  Bluefield Wytheville
Mount Sterling Bluefield  W  E  Blacksburg Roanoke


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