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Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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  • Nicholas H. Heck (1882 - 1953)
    Captain Nicholas H. Heck (1 September 1882–21 December 1953) was a career officer of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Corps. A leading geophysicist of his time, Heck made important contrib...
  • Jacob Fridley Seiler (1832 - 1907)
    Principal of the Harrisburg AcademyJacob F. Seller died Saturday evening at 6 o'clock at Haddon Hall, Atlantic City, where he had gone in search of health. Professor, Seller had not been well for some ...
  • Adam Henry Orth (1798 - 1833)
    Adam-Henry, b. 1798; d. October 15, 1833, in Harrisburg, Pa.; studied law, and was admitted to the Dauphin county bar at the November term, 1822; he held the of. fice of district attorney for Dauphin c...
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    Dr. David John Reese (1877 - 1940)
    Dr. David J. Reese. Benefactor of Franklin and Marshall College, Lebanon Valley College, Good Samaritan Hospital, the Lebanon County Historical Society, and many other charities. Reference: Find A ...
  • Col. (USA) William Wesley Jennings (1838 - 1894)
    Civil War Union Army Officer. Served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 127th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jun 21 2020, 1:54:17 ...

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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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