Hanover is located on the western side of New Hampshire in the scenic Upper Connecticut River Valley. The river forms the border between Vermont and New Hampshire.
The Town is the home of Dartmouth College, which was established in 1769. The Town charter was granted in 1761 and the first permanent settlers arrived from Connecticut in 1765. Today the most populated area of Town is near the river and the College. The more rural sections of Town are Hanover Center and Etna. The elevation is approximately 603 feet.
Located near Interstates 89 and 91, Hanover is 2 hours from Boston, 3 hours from Montreal, and 5 hours from New York City.
Population (2007): 11,068
|Total Area: 4.55 square miles|
|Past Growth: 1.02%||Tax Rate: 3 separate districts-range $16.44/$1,000 to $17.43/$1,000|
|Population Density: 1,870 people per square mile|
|Median Family Income (2008): $76,668||Town Clerk: 603-640-3203|
|Median House Value (2008): $521,196||
Town Website: www.hanovernh.org
Information obtained from the town of Hanover website and City-Data.com