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About Hanover

  • Contained by: York County
  • Time zone(s): North American Eastern Time Zone
  • Events: Battle of Hanover

Hanover is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, 19 miles (31 km) southwest of York and 54 miles (87 km) north-northwest of Baltimore, Maryland. The town is situated in a productive agricultural region. The population was 15,289 at the 2010 census. The borough is served by a 717 area code and the Zip Codes of 17331-34. Hanover is named after the German city of Hannover. Hanover is located at 39°48′26″N 76°59′5″W / 39.80722°N 76.98472°W / 39.80722; -76.98472 (39.807297, -76.984747). Hanover is 5 miles (8.0 km) north of the Mason-Dixon line. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km), all land. Hanover was settled in about 1730 and incorporated in 1815. In 1727, John Digges, an Irish nobleman of Prince George's County, Maryland, obtained a grant of 10,000 acres (40 km) of land where Hanover is now located from Charles Calvert, the fourth Lord Baltimore. The area was called Digges Choice, and in 1730, a group of Catholics started the settlement that became known as the Conewego Settlement. Settlers from both Maryland and Pennsylvania began moving into the area in the 1730s. At this time, the northern border of Maryland

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