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Welcome to Hanover ...

The city of Hanover is located in Washington County<1>.

The location of Hanover has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Hanover refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hanoverian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hanover has a population of 654 people<4> (see below for details).

Hanover is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Hanover lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Hanover lies within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Hanover: 66945<6>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hanover.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Hanover: Named after Hanover, Germany.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hanover had an population of 654 people. This is a decrease of 4.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hanover had a population of 682 people (which is 11.76% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Hanover the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hanover represents 0.02% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 252nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 682 people, the population of Hanover increased 4.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 653 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hanover.

Communities Also Named Hanover ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Kansas communities named Hanover: This one is located in Washington County and the other is located in Osage County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 39 communities that are also named Hanover - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Connecticut (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York, Ohio (4), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hanover.

Communities near Hanover ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hanover.

  • Marysville
  • Wymore
  • Washington
  • Blue Rapids
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Rapids
    • Blue Rapids lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Hanover.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 960 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Rapids
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Rapids<8>
  • Waterville
  • Linn
  • Greenleaf
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenleaf
    • Greenleaf lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Hanover.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 303 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenleaf
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenleaf<8>
  • Odell
  • Diller
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diller
    • Diller lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Hanover.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 256 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diller
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diller<8>
  • Barnes

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hanover. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hanover.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hanover. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hanover.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hanover. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hanover.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hanover ...

Looking for more information about Hanover? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hanover, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hanover.

Adding Hanover to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hanover in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Hanover was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hanover on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hanover.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hanover. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Hanover refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Hanover may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hanover.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hanover - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hanover). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hanover or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hanover) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hanover. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HanoverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hanover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8931, Longitude: -96.8761       In this case, the coordinates for Hanover have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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