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Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Hanover is approximately 696 (1990), 682 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 318 (1990), 285 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hanover is 1.25 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hanover to Washington DC is 1128 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 89 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hanover is positioned 39.89 degrees north of the equator and 96.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Hanover, Kansas is home of the Hollenberg Ranch Pony Express Station, a trading post erected in 1857 by Gerat Hollenberg to serve immigrant wagons and stagecoaches along the Oregon Trail. Between April 1860 and October 1861, Hollenberg Station served as a relay station for Pony Express riders who carried the mail from St. Joseph, Mo. and Sacramento, Ca. The original building still stands as a Kansas State Historical Site and visitor's center.
Hollenberg Station State Historical Site
RR 1, Box 183
Hanover, KS 66945-9634
Phone (785) 337-2635
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