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Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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  • Capt. Archibald McAllister (1756 - 1831)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of Captain. DAR Ancestor # A074379 Captain Archibald McAllister, officer in the 8th Pennsylvania regiment, and farmer and storekeep...
  • Rep. John Andre Hanna, (DemRep-PA) (1762 - 1805)
    John Andre Hanna (1762 – July 23, 1805) was a United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Born in Flemington, New Jersey, he received a classical education and graduated from Princeton College ...
  • Andrew Gregg, "Paxton Boy" (1710 - 1789)
    Andrew Gregg was a member of the Paxton Boys, a vigilante group who murdered 20 Susquehannock Indians in events collectively called the Conestoga Massacre. Scots-Irish frontiersmen from central Pennsyl...
  • Anna 'Nancy' Breneman Miller (1808 - 1894)
    Aug. 21st, 1894, near Bainbridge, Lanc. Co., Pa., Sister Anna Miller, widow of David Miller, aged 86 y., 5 m., 28 d. Funeral on the 24th. Text, Rev. 22:13, 14. Buried near Good's meeting house. A large...

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The county was created on March 4, 1785, from part of Lancaster County and was named after Louis-Joseph, Dauphin of France, the first son of king Louis XVI. Located within the county is Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station, site of the 1979 nuclear core meltdown. The county conatins the current capital of Pennsylvania, the city of Harrisburg.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Boroughs

  • Berrysburg
  • Dauphin
  • Elizabethville
  • Gratz
  • Halifax
  • Highspire
  • Hummelstown
  • Harrisburg (County Seat)
  • Lykens
  • Middletown
  • Millersburg
  • Paxtang
  • Penbrook
  • Pillow
  • Royalton
  • Steelton
  • Williamstown

Other Townships & Communities: Bachmanville, Beaufort Farms, Bressler, Carsonville, Chambers Hill, Clifton, Colonial Park, Conewago, Dayton, Derry, Deodate, Dietrich, East Hanover, Ebenezer, Edgemont, Ellendale Forge, Enders, Enhaut, Enterline, Estherton, Frey's Grove, Fort Hunter, Grantville, Greenfield, Hanoverdale, Halifax, Heckton, Hershey, Hockersville, Hoernerstown, Inglenook, Jackson, Jednota, Jefferson, Killinger, Lawnton, Lenkerville, Linglestown, Londonderry, Lower Paxton, Lower Swatara, Malta, Manada Gap, Matamoras, Matterstown, Middle Paxton, Mifflin, Montrose Park, Oakleigh, Oakmont, Oberlin, Oberlin Gardens, Palmdale, Paxtang Manor, Paxtonia, Piketown, Powell's Valley, Progress, Reed, Ritzie Village, Rockville, Rush, Rutherford, Sand Beach, Shellsville, Singersville, Skyline View, South Hanover, Speeceville, Susquehanna, Swatara, Union Deposit, Upper Paxton, Vaughn, Washington, Wayne, Waynesville, West Hanover, Wiconisco, Williams and Windsor Farms



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