Building on the past 300 years of experience, Mercer County is poised for a bright and shining future. The place once home to Leni-Lenape Indians, colonists, revolutionaries, scholars, leaders, industrial giants, and American heros, is now home to leaders and giants of different kinds. Heavy industry has given way to the technology era. The scholars of Princeton have been added to by those that now attend The College of New Jersey, Mercer County Community College, and more. The revolutionaries and soldiers are now veterans filled with stories of pride, courage, and compassion. And the American heros that once graced our great county soil are born every day in our towns.

Mercer County has been, and will continue to be, an important part of the United States. It was the home of the revolutionary victories that spawned a new government based on the purest principal that, "all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Indeed the history of Mercer County is the history of America itself. From the founding of our nation and through the troubled times of war and depression; through the industrial revolution to the technology revolution, the story of Mercer County is the story of America.

This has been just a small part of the history of Mercer County. You are encouraged to find more at the local public libraries, government offices, and from organizations such as the American Legion and Knights of Columbus. From the books you can find, to the people that you will meet, you will be able to draw a true picture of the greatness of Mercer County.

Mercer County has a rich exciting past and a bright and shining future. And that future is given new gifts every day by those who call Mercer County home. The past is just prologue to the exciting story being written every day.