Hanover, cities, United States

Hanover. 1 Town (2020 pop. 14,833), Plymnouth co., SE Mass.; settled 1649, inc. 1727. An iron forge was located there that produced anchors and cannon balls during the Revolutionary War and thereafter; it was the home of shipyards, and tack, shoe, and rubber making in the late 18th-early 20th centuries. The town center is a National Historic District. 2 Town (2020 pop. 11,870), Grafton co., SW N.H. on the Connecticut river across from Vt.; settled 1765, inc. 1769. The town is the seat of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Hanover is a cultural and recreational center and has many fine colonial homes. 3 Borough (2020 pop. 16,429), York co., SE Pa.; inc. 1815. Industries include food processing (especially pretzels) and the manufacture of apparel; machinery; metal, plastic, and paper products; and chemicals. Standardbred horses are raised there (many famous trotters have “Hanover” in their names). A cavalry action preceding the battle of Gettysburg was fought in Hanover in June, 1863.

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