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Commemorative Plaque at the Mercer County Courthouse

Mercer Soldiers  Orphans



Established 1868


Closed 1889


In Memory of 



Mercer, PA

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 is placed by the Sixteeners Association of Mercer, on their 35th Annual Reunion held at Mercer, Penn. August 12, 1926

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