Hanover. 1 Borough (1990 pop. 14,399), 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.

2 Town (1990 pop. 9,212), 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.

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