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Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Hanover is approximately 14,101 (2005).
The approximate number of families is 4,445 (2000).
The amount of land area in Hanover is 40.4 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hanover is 15.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.3 sq kilometers.
Hanover is positioned 42.12 degrees north of the equator and 70.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hanover elevation is 60 feet above sea level.
Hanover average annual rainfall is 47.7 inches per year
Hanover average temperature is (January) 27.4, (July) 71.5 degrees F.


in eastern Massachusetts. It is about 23 miles southeast of Boston and about 17 miles north of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Other nearby communities include North Pembroke, Norwell, Hanson, Marshfield Hills and Marshfield.
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History & History Related Items

A quiet, mostly residential community, Hanover was established in 1727. In its early years, the economy of the area was mainly agricultural and lumber. The nearby North River provided the means for water power and helped the town to grow. Shipbuilding there on the river became a major force in the economic structure for Hanover. They say the anchor for the U.S. Constitution was forged here. When there was a need for larger and larger ships, the river was unable to hold them, thus, shipbuilding declined in the area. Manufacturing began to spring up in the area in the late 19th century. The factories employed many of the immigrants who moved to Hanover and the surrounding area. Many of the immigrants came here from Lithuania and Poland, establishing their own settlements within Hanover.
After the Civil War, more residential areas began to spring up. Much of this development came during the 20th Century because of improvement in the road system.
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The settling of Hanover


The incorporation of Hanover


Hanover City Government

A Government page for Hanover

Hanover Chamber

Hanover Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Of Commerce
183 Columbia Rd
P.O. Box 68
Hanover, MA 02339
Telephone: 781-826-8865
Fax: 781-826-7721

Hanover Organizations

Hanover Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Of Commerce
183 Columbia Rd
P.O. Box 68
Hanover, MA 02339
Telephone: 781-826-8865
Fax: 781-826-7721

Hanover Libraries

John Curtis Free Library
534 Hanover Street (Rte. 139)
Hanover, MA 02339-2228
Telephone: (617)826-2972
Fax: (617)826-3130
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Hanover Schools

Hanover School District Supt
848 Main St
Hanover, MA 02339-1572
Phone: 781-878-0786 Hanover


The population of Hanover was:
1990 - 11,912
2000 - 13,164
2005 - 14,101

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