We are also ranked number one by the State in value of sales by commodity for cattle and calves, hogs and pigs.
Fort Recovery is the site of two of the largest Indian battles ever fought in the United States. The battle destroyed the largest Indian confederation ever organized and led to the eventual settlement of the Northwest Territory and statehood for Ohio in 1803.
The Mercer County Courthouse was built in 1923 and features Neoclassical style architecture. There are 40-foot ionic columns, bronze doors and a leaded art glass dome with borders depicting mythological figures from the Parthenon in Greece.
Grand Lake covers 13,500 acres and is the largest inland lake in Ohio. Grand Lake St. Marys was constructed in the early 19th century as a reservoir for the Miami and Erie Canal. And at one time was the world's largest man-made lake.
There are 1,297 farms in the county. Top crop items: corn for silage and grain. Among the 88 counties, we rank second and third.