Bluefield, city (1990 pop. 12,756), Mercer co., extreme SW W.Va., in the Allegheny Mts. adjacent to Bluefield, Va.; settled 1777, inc. 1889. Lumber, transportation equipment, and machinery are produced, and there are quarries and coal mines. Bluefield State College is in the city, and nearby are two state parks.
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