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Mercer in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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. Touch 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 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); 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); East Diamond (approx. 8.8 miles away); West Diamond (approx. 8.8 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.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mercer Soldiers Orphans School. Western Pennsylvania Orphans (Submitted on April 11, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Pennsylvania Soldiers' Orphan Schools. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 66 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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