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Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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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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