Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Mercer County
'Mercer County was named for William H. H. Mercer, who settled in Burleigh county just across the Missouri River from the county which took his name in 1869. He was a member of the first board of county commissioners for Burleigh county and lived at Painted Woods in that county until his death. The products of this county are mainly agricultural. Stanton is the county seat.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942