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Encyclopedia > Mercer County

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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Governement (2429 words)
With the elimination of county courts, district courts became responsible for the workload and positions of the county courts.
The Mercer County 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 Mercer County 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.
Mercer County Almshouse Register Index (1859-1948) (635 words)
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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