Princeton is the county seat of Mercer County in north central Missouri with a population of approximately 1,100. Princeton is located in the rolling hills of Northern Missouri bordering Iowa, and the area is a destination spot for hunters. Many of the Outdoor Channel professional hunters film in the area with many Boone and Crockett bucks taken annually. The cost of land and housing are very affordable making this area an attractive investment. The employment is made up of farming, small businesses, and public sector jobs. The largest employer, Smithfield Foods, is a large hog production facility.
The community was the childhood home of Calamity Jane. She is known historically for her romance with Wild Bill Hickock and as a member of Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show. Princeton holds an annual Calamity Jane Days that includes a parade, fun activities, as well as horse-back riding, and more!
The Princeton R-V School District includes an elementary school (K-6), junior high (7-8), and Princeton High School (9-12). The Stacy Center is located next to the school and is similar to a YMCA. The Stacy Center has an indoor pool, gym, and fitness room and is a great destination for birthday parties.
Small town living where everyone knows their neighbor. Princeton is a desirable location for anyone looking for a slower paced lifestyle.