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Hanover, New Hampshire

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Welcome to Hanover ...

Hanover is located in Grafton County.

When the people of Hanover refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hanoverian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Hanover has a population of 11,485 people<2> (see below for details).

Hanover is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Hanover lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Hanover: (603)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hanover had a population of 11,260 people (which is 12.63% of the total population of Grafton County). This makes Hanover the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hanover represents 0.86% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,260 people, the population of Hanover increased 3.78% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 10,850 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Hanover had an population of 11,485 people. This is an increase of 2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.85% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Hanover ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Hanover and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017
Canaan   [Map]   3,882   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Enfield   [Map]   4,542   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grantham   [Map]   2,958   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lyme   [Map]   1,674   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Plainfield   [Map]   2,356   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hartland (VT)   [Map]   3,453   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Hanover.

Communities Also Named Hanover ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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), Kansas (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hanover. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hanover. Our list includes 25 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Hanover. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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 community'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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hanover.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hanover - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Hanover. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 Hanover

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hanover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7023, Longitude: -72.2895     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hanover have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hanover.


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