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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Village of Heckton Historical Marker in Dauphin County

The Village of Heckton is a suburb of Harrisburg and located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Heckton was formerly known as Althea Grove. The marker is located on North Front Street (River Road), on the right when traveling north.
Village of Heckton Historical Marker in Heckton, Harrisburg Pennsylvania

The Village of Heckton Historical Marker reads as follows:

Named for Dr. Lewis Heck - Born 1810 - Died 1890 - Reared in Shippensburg, Dr. Heck settled here in 1832. He practiced medicine and served as a Representative in the Pennsylvania General Assembly during the Civil War. He also operated a large steam sawmill nearby from 1843 until 1890.

Dr. Heck died on August 26, 1890 and is buried in the Riverview Cemetery east of here.

By: 2001 by Riverview Cemetery Association.
Dr. Lewis Heck - Village of Heckton in Pennsylvania

We enjoy documenting historical markers, so we wanted to add this one to our documentation here on the blog. The marker is easy to find and you'll find it on North Front Street (River Road). If you're traveling north it will be on your right, if you're traveling south, it will be on your left. We were able to safely pull off the road and photograph it for our waymarking records. If you're unfamiliar with the Harrisburg area, you'll find it within a few minutes (to the north) of Fort Hunter Park.

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