Mercer County is the name of several counties in the United States:
Mercer County, Illinois
Mercer County, Kentucky
Mercer County, Missouri
Mercer County, New Jersey
Mercer County, North Dakota
Mercer County, Ohio
Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Mercer County, West Virginia
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With the elimination of county courts, district courts became responsible for the workload and positions of the county courts.
The MercerCounty Veterans' Service Office specializes in counseling, advising and assisting veterans, widows and dependents in any claims with the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs or other federal, state or county agencies to secure for them any benefits which they may be reasonably entitled to under federal, state or county statutes.
The MercerCounty Highway Department is responsible for the efficient planning, design, construction, and maintenance of highways and bridges on the County highway system as well as bridges on the township system.
County commissioners' courts were also authorized to establish county poorhouses, at their own discretion, to replace the farm-out system; to hire keepers of the poor, and to levy a property tax for poorhouse support.
In 1917, counties were authorized to establish joint poorhouses and poor farms with other counties; and in 1919, a law provided that all poorhouses and poor farms maintained by counties be called county homes.
County homes were reauthorized only for care of infirm or chronically ill persons; counties were specifically forbidden from placing destitute but physically healthy persons in the county homes.
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