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Heckton in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Village of Heckton

Formerly Althea Grove

 
 
Village of Heckton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
1. Village of Heckton Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2001 by Riverview Cemetery Association.
 
Location. 40° 20.837′ N, 76° 54.771′ W. Marker is in Heckton, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on North Front Street / River Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dauphin PA 17018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Hunter History (approx. 0.4 miles away); Slavery at Fort Hunter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennsylvania Slavery (approx. 0.4 miles away); United States Slavery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Hunter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Simon Girty (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rockville Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Rockville Bridge (approx. one mile away).
 
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Village of Heckton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
2. Village of Heckton Marker
Village of Heckton Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Village of Heckton Marker
Dr. Lewis Heck
Heckton Church image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, June 30, 2008
4. Heckton Church
Heckton Church was built in 1885 on land donated by the Henrietta P. McAllister, widow of a grandson of the builder of the Mansion. Heckton Methodist Church was damaged by fire in 1927, the interior reflects some alterations from that time. In 2003 the church had been without a congregation for two years when the Conference Board of Trustees of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church agreed to donate it to Fort Hunter Park of the County of Dauphin. The church stood in the flood plain of the Susquehanna River near the mouth of Fishing Creek for over one hundred years. In that time, floods had damaged it significantly several times. In 2009 Fort Hunter moved the church to the southern end of the park to protect it from further flooding. -- Ft. Hunter Park website
Dr. Heck's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bonnie (Heck) Hoffman Ramsby, September 25, 2008
5. Dr. Heck's Grave
House on River Road in Village of Heckton image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, August 3, 2009
6. House on River Road in Village of Heckton
House on River Road in Village of Heckton image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, August 2, 2009
7. House on River Road in Village of Heckton
House on River Road in Village of Heckton image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, August 3, 2009
8. House on River Road in Village of Heckton
House on River Road in Village of Heckton image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, August 3, 2009
9. House on River Road in Village of Heckton
House on River Road in Village of Heckton image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, August 3, 2009
10. House on River Road in Village of Heckton
House on River Road in Village of Heckton image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, August 3, 2009
11. House on River Road in Village of Heckton
House on River Road in Village of Heckton image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, August 3, 2009
12. House on River Road in Village of Heckton
House on River Road in Village of Heckton image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, August 3, 2009
13. House on River Road in Village of Heckton
House on River Road in Village of Heckton image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, August 3, 2009
14. House on River Road in Village of Heckton
House on River Road in Village of Heckton image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, August 3, 2009
15. House on River Road in Village of Heckton
House in the Village of Heckton image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, August 3, 2009
16. House in the Village of Heckton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,614 times since then and 166 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 22, 2010, by Bonnie (Heck) Hoffman Ramsby of Homestead, Florida.   4. submitted on August 12, 2014, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on May 22, 2010, by Bonnie (Heck) Hoffman Ramsby of Homestead, Florida.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on August 12, 2014, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
 
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