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Welcome to Hanover ...

Hanover is located in Hanover County<1> and is the County Seat for Hanover County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hanover, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1803.

When the people of Hanover refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hanoverian<2>

Hanover is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Hanover is located in the (804) area code.

The ZIP code for Hanover: 23069<4>

Communities Also Named Hanover ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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 Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York, Ohio (4), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, Texas, 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.

  • Richmond
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Ashland
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Bowling Green
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowling Green have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
    • Bowling Green is located in Caroline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowling Green <5>
  • Gwathmey
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwathmey have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwathmey
    • Gwathmey is located in Hanover County
  • Taylorsville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville is located in Hanover County
  • Tuck Fork
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuck Fork
    • Tuck Fork is located in King William County
  • Atlee Station
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlee Station
    • Atlee Station is located in Hanover County
  • Hunton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunton
    • Hunton is located in Henrico County
  • Burruss Corner
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burruss Corner
    • Burruss Corner is located in Caroline County
  • Longdale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longdale
    • Longdale is located in Henrico County

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. 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 we've found for Hanover was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

We also found Hanover in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, 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.

The official website for Hanover County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Hanover, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hanover - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 community (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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.


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