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The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School

 
 
The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
1. The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Opened in 1868 Closed in 1889
Maintained by the State of Pennsylvania for the purpose of providing a home and education for the children of her soldiers and sailors who served during the Civil War

This tablet placed by
the Sixteeeners Association
of Mercer, S.O.S.
on their
35th Annual Reunion
held at Mercer, Pennsylvania
August 12th, 1926

 
Erected 1926 by Sixteeners Association of Mercer, S.O.S.
 
Location. 41° 13.632′ N, 80° 14.332′ W. Marker is in Mercer, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of North Diamond Street and Strawberry Street, on the left when traveling west on North Diamond Street. Click for map. Located on the left column support at the Mercer County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Mercer PA 16137, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Hugh Mercer (a few steps from this marker); Mercer County (a few steps from this marker); Johnston Tavern (approx. 5.4 miles away); Clay Furnace
The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
2. The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School Marker
(approx. 7.6 miles away); Neshannock Potato (approx. 8.1 miles away); Westminster College (approx. 8.7 miles away); Cunningham Memorial Park (approx. 9.4 miles away); "Freedom Road" (approx. 10.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mercer.
 
Regarding The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School. "Sixteeners" were students who reached the age of sixteen and were discharged from the school.
 
Also see . . .  Mercer Soldiers Orphans School. Western Pennsylvania Orphans (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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