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Mercer County, Pennsylvania Facts

Mercer County

When was Mercer County, PA Created?
Mercer County was established on March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County. The county was named in honor of Hugh Mercer, Revolutionary War general .

What is the County Seat of Mercer County, PA?
The County Seat is located in Mercer and in addition the county government website is www.mcc.co.mercer.pa.us/

What counties are adjacent to Mercer County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Crawford County (north), Venango County (east), Butler County (southeast), Lawrence County (south), Mahoning County, Ohio (southwest), Trumbull County, Ohio (west).

Mercer County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Mercer County, PA?
Municipalities located in Mercer County include Townships: Coolspring, Deer Creek, Delaware, East Lackawannock, Fairview, Findley, French Creek, Greene, Hempfield, Jackson, Jefferson, Lackawannock, Lake, Liberty, Mill Creek, New Vernon, Otter Creek, Perry, Pine, Pymatuning, Salem, Sandy Creek, Sandy Lake, Shenango, South Pymatuning, Springfield, Sugar Grove, West Salem, Wilmington, Wolf Creek, Worth. Boroughs: Clark, Fredonia, Greenville, Grove City, Jackson Center, Jamestown, Mercer, New Lebanon, Sandy Lake, Sharpsville, Sheakleyville, Stoneboro, West Middlesex, Wheatland. Cities & Towns: Farrell, Hermitage, Sharon. See also Mercer County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.


Mercer County, PA Vital Records

Where can find Mercer County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Mercer County vital records can be found at the Pennsylvania Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records since 1906 and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Pennsylvania for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Mercer County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Pennsylvania  Birth CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail. Walk-in service is available at any of these six public offices: Erie, Harrisburg, New Castle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Scranton.


Mercer County, PA Census Records

What Mercer County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Mercer County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Mercer Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Mercer Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Mercer Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Pennsylvania Census Records Research Guide


Mercer County, PA Courthouse and Government Records


Mercer County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Mercer County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Mercer County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Pennsylvania Corthouse Records Research Guide

  • Mercer County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer, PA 16137
    • Phone: (724) 662-3800
  • Mercer County Recorder of Deeds is responsible for recording documents related to property. Documents recorded consist of, but are not limited to, deeds, mortgages, restrictions, notaries, public and elected county officers. Other documents, such as Military Service Discharges, foreign birth certificates, as well as obscure documents like cattle brands, are also recorded here.
    • Phone: (724) 662-3800
    • Land Records: 1803
  • Mercer County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has been the clerk of court of common pleas since 1707. Court records here include divorces, naturalizations, peddlers' licenses, registration of attorneys, oaths of county officers, equity, sheriff's sales, juror lists, some tax records, and some civil court records.Other court records are with the clerk of courts.
    • Phone: (724) 662-7561
    • Court & Divorce Records: 1804
  • Mercer County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk are often the same person, sometimes sharing the responsibility of the recorder of deeds and clerk of courts as well. The Register of Wills' principal duties include probating wills and accepting for filing all documents necessary to complete the administration of a decedent's estate. The Clerk of Orphans' Court, our office serves as the filing office and custodian of records for matters involving adoptions, guardianships and estate litigation. The office also issues all marriage licenses. Since 1885 the clerk of the orphans' court in each county has had the responsibility of recording marriages
    • Phone: (724) 662-3800
    • Marriage & Probate Records: 1804
    • Birth & Death Records: before Jan 1906
  • Mercer County Tax Assessor Office has tax records but may also be in the county commissioners' office or with the prothonotary.
  • Early Pennsylvania Land Records  
  • BLM Land Records

Mercer County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Mercer County, PA?
A list of Mercer County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Pennsylvania Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Mercer County, PA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Mercer County, PA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Mercer County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is basically a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Mercer Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Mercer Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Mercer Co. PA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Mercer Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Mercer Co. PA General and History Websites

Mercer Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Mercer Co. PA Military Records

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