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Heckton, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
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Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Dauphin
Township Middle Paxton
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Heckton is an unincorporated community in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States, at latitude 40.352 and longitude -76.916. It is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It was 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 American Civil War. He also operated a large steam sawmill nearby from 1843 until 1890.


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