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The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School

 
 
The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
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. Located on the left column support at the Mercer County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mercer PA 16137, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within 9 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); Pandenarium (approx. 2.7 miles away); Johnston Tavern (approx. 5.4 miles away); Clay Furnace (approx. 7.6 miles away); Neshannock Potato (approx. 8.1 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Grove City Honor Roll (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Mercer Soldiers Orphans School. Western Pennsylvania Orphans (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Pennsylvania Soldiers' Orphan Schools. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 10, 2011
2. The Mercer Soldiers Orphans School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,112 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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