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Mercer Soldiers Orphans School

Mercer Soldiers  Orphans



Established 1868


Closed 1889


Soldiers Orphans Home

An institution, a description of which belongs in the history of education in this borough, was the Soldiers’ Orphans School, which was founded in 1868 and was closed in 1890. The high ground now occupied by the Mercer sanitarium, near the medical springs, was the site of the school. J. G. White and George Reznor were in charge of the school when it opened in January, 1868, Mr. White being superintendent and Mr. Reznor business manager. Mr. Reznor soon retired, but Mr. White continued to manage the school until 1874, when the institution passed into the hands of G. W. Wright, R. R. Wright, John I. Gordon and S. F. Thompson, who remained in control until the school was closed. 

Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, 1909, Vol. I, page 95


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