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Mercer is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,391 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Mercer County. Mercer is part of the Youngstown–Warren–Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The community was named after physician Brigadier General Hugh Mercer. Brigadier General Mercer was a close friend to General Washington and became a rallying point for the Battle of Princeton.

Mercer is the birthplace of the 19th century painter Samuel Waugh, actor and impresario J C Williamson born here in 1845 (full name James Cassius Williamson) as well as musician Trent Reznor, creator of the band Nine Inch Nails, and John Bingham, a drafter of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Mercer is also known for its Memorial Day Parade with the main street lined with 500 flags. Each February it holds Penn's Woods West Arts & Crafts Festival at the Mercer Area High School as well Victorian Days in the summer. Many attend the outdoor concerts by the Mercer Community Band on Friday evenings each summer.[citation needed] Facebook has links back to this small town, including that of the Winklevoss twins' father attended Mercer High School.

The Mercer County Court House and Christiana Lindsey House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

At the time of his inauguration in Mercer, Pa. in January 2002 Chris Portman was one of the youngest mayors in the history of the USA.

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Schools in and around Mercer, PA

Name
Mercer County Career Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Thiel College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $23,076 average out-state tuition; $23,076 average in-state tuition
Laurel Technical Institute
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $7,990 average out-state tuition; $7,990 average in-state tuition
Sharon Regional Health System School of Nursing
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private not for profit
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango
Four or more years; Public; $18,682 average out-state tuition; $12,242 average in-state tuition
Westminster College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $29,150 average out-state tuition; $29,150 average in-state tuition
Grove City College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $13,598 average out-state tuition; $13,598 average in-state tuition

Mercer, PA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016