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Encyclopedia > Hanover, New Hampshire
Hanover, New Hampshire
Location in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 43°42′08″N 72°17′22″W / 43.70222, -72.28944
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Grafton
Incorporated 1761
Government
 - Board of Selectmen Brian F. Walsh, Chairman
William R. Baschnagel
Peter L. Christie
Katherine S. Connolly
Area
 - Total 50.2 sq mi (130.0 km²)
 - Land 49.1 sq mi (127.1 km²)
 - Water 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km²)  2.23%
Elevation 528 ft (161 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 10,850
 - Density 221.0/sq mi (85.3/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03755
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-33860
GNIS feature ID 0873619
Website: www.hanovernh.org

Hanover is a town located on the Connecticut River in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 10,850 at the 2000 census. It is best known as the home of Dartmouth College. Hanover borders the towns of Lyme, Canaan, and Enfield, New Hampshire; Norwich, Vermont; and the city of Lebanon, New Hampshire. Norwich and Hanover share the first and one of the few inter-state school districts in the nation. In 2007, CNN and Money magazine rated Hanover as the second best place to live in America.[1] Image File history File links Grafton-Hanover-NH.png‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Hanover, New Hampshire ... Grafton County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Hanover is one of the small number of towns that travellers must pass through while hiking the Appalachian Trail. The town is also the home of the US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL). The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) is a United States Army Corps of Engineers research facility located in Hanover, New Hampshire, specializing in scientific and engineering research regarding cold regions of the world. ...

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History

Dartmouth College's Baker Memorial Library is a prominent feature at the center of Hanover

At one point in its history, the southwest corner of Hanover was known as Dresden. In the late 18th century, Dresden was one of a group of neighboring New Hampshire communities that briefly defected to Vermont, when the Republic of Vermont was independent. This status was short-lived, however, as New Hampshire threatened the Republic of Vermont with war, with the aid of the other 12 states, if the communities were not returned. As a result, Vermont rejected the communities' defections, and they were returned to New Hampshire in the US. As an interesting historical note, the name "Dresden" is still used in the Dresden School District, an interstate school district serving both Hanover and Norwich, Vermont. Hanover has been home to Dartmouth College since 1769. Download high resolution version (640x834, 52 KB)Description: Photograph of Baker Building at Dartmouth College Source: Photograph taken by Jared C. Benedict on 17 June 2004. ... Download high resolution version (640x834, 52 KB)Description: Photograph of Baker Building at Dartmouth College Source: Photograph taken by Jared C. Benedict on 17 June 2004. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College,[6][7] it is a member of the Ivy League and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. ... Fisher Ames Baker Memorial Library is the main library at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Vermont Republic was the name of what is now the state of Vermont during the 14 years before it joined the United States as the 14th state. ... The Dresden School District is the only interstate school district in the United States. ... Hanover High School is the only public high school in the Dresden School District, in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. In 1963 it became the first interstate high school in the country as part of a bill that was the last ever signed into action by John F. Kennedy. ... Norwich, Vermont Norwich is located in the state of Vermont, United States of America, along the Connecticut River opposite Hanover, New Hampshire. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College,[6][7] it is a member of the Ivy League and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. ...


Notable inhabitants

Barbara Jane (BJ) Bedford (born November 9, 1972 in Hanover, New Hampshire) is a former backstroke swimmer from the United States, who was a member of the American team that won the golden medal in the 4x100m Medley Relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... George Bissell (1821-1884) is often considered the father of the American oil industry. ... The Oil industry brings to market what is currently considered the lifeblood of nearly all other industry, if not industrialized civilization itself. ... Philip Booth, born in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1925, currently lives in the Maine house at which he spent much of his childhood. ... C. Loring Brace is an anthropology professor at the University of Michigan, born in 1930. ... Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of humanity. ... Francis Brown (December 26, 1849 - ), American Semitic scholar, was born in Hanover, New Hampshire. ... In linguistics and ethnology, Semitic (from the Biblical Shem, Hebrew: שם, translated as name, Arabic: سام) was first used to refer to a language family of largely Middle Eastern origin, now called the Semitic languages. ... William Bill McGuire Bryson, OBE, (born December 8, 1951) is a best-selling American-born author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on scientific subjects. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Freeman Clarke (April 4, 1810 - June 8, 1888), American preacher and author, was born in Hanover, New Hampshire. ... Charles Alexander Clouser (born June 28, 1963 in Hanover, New Hampshire) is a musician whose activities include playing keyboard and drums, music programming, engineering, and mixing. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Nine Inch Nails (abbreviated as NIN) is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Richard Ghormley Eberhart (April 5, 1904 – June 9, 2005) was a prolific American poet who published more than a dozen books of poetry and approximately twenty works in total. ... Thomas Cassin Kinkaid (3 April 1888 – 17 November 1972) was an admiral of the United States Navy, who commanded the 7th Fleet in the Pacific during World War II. Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid watches landing operations in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, from the bridge of his flagship, USS Wasatch (AGC... For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ... USN redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... C. Everett Koop Charles Everett Koop, M.D. (born October 14, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American physician. ... Surgeon General can have several different meanings. ... Jodi Picoult Jodi Picoult (IPA pronunciation: [1]) (born 1966) is an American author. ... The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (sometimes abbreviated JSBX) is a New York based band, made up of members Jon Spencer (vocals, guitar), Judah Bauer (guitar) and Russell Simins (drums). ... Blues music redirects here. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Armstrong Wells Sperry (b. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... Mia Abagale Tallarico aka Mia Tyler (born December 22, 1978 in Mary Hitchcock Hospital, Hanover, New Hampshire) is an American plus-size model and actress. ... Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852), was a leading American statesman during the nations antebellum era. ... The Reverend Eleazar Wheelock (April 22, 1711 – April 24, 1779) was an American Congregational minister, orator, educator, and founder of Dartmouth College. ... Leonard Wilcox (January 29, 1799 - June 18, 1850) was a United States Senator from New Hampshire. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ...

Geography and climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 130.0 km² (50.2 mi²). 127.1 km² (49.1 mi²) of it is land and 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²) of it is water, comprising 2.23% of the town. The highest point in Hanover is the north peak of Moose Mountain (2,305 feet / 703 meters above sea level). Hanover lies fully within the Connecticut River watershed.[2] The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (blue outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (green lines) of a contiguous area. ...


The tap water of downtown Hanover is supplied by several local reservoirs. In recent years, the town has spent over $20 million to upgrade main water lines, and will undergo another $6 million project to build a new water treatment plant. Because some of the older, smaller pipes in town are still made of cast-iron, some tap water is discolored and fishy smelling, but nonetheless potable. Outside the downtown area, residents rely on private wells that are not maintained by the town.


There are a great many trails and nature preserves in Hanover, and the majority of these trails are suitable for snow shoes and cross-country skis.
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Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high °F (°C) 30 (-1) 32 (0) 41 (5) 53 (12) 68 (20) 75 (24) 80 (27) 77 (25) 69 (21) 57 (14) 42 (6) 32 (0)
Average low °F (°C) 8 (-13) 10 (-12) 21 (-6) 32 (0) 41 (5) 51 (11) 55 (13) 53 (12) 46 (8) 35 (2) 28 (-2) 15 (-9)
Average rainfall (in) 2.6 2.3 2.6 2.7 3.2 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.1 3 2.7
Average rainfall (mm) 66 59 66 69 82 85 91 88 82 79 76 68
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

This article describes the Town of Hanover as a whole. Additional demographic data is available which describes only the central settlement or village. See Hanover (CDP), New Hampshire. Hanover is a census-designated place located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. ...


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,850 people, 2,832 households, and 1,761 families residing in the town. The population density was 85.3/km² (221.0/mi²). There were 2,989 housing units at an average density of 23.5/km² (60.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.98% White, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 6.76% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. 2.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,832 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 15.1% under the age of 18, 37.6% from 18 to 24, 16.6% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $72,470, and the median income for a family was $99,158. Males had a median income of $63,409 versus $35,771 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,393. About 0.6% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Hanover High School is the only public high school in the Dresden School District, in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. In 1963 it became the first interstate high school in the country as part of a bill that was the last ever signed into action by John F. Kennedy. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College,[6][7] it is a member of the Ivy League and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. ...

Sister city

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Sites of Interest

  • Hood Museum of Art
  • Hopkins Center for the Arts

References

  1. ^ http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/moneymag/0707/gallery.BPTL_top_100.moneymag/2.html retrieved on July 17, 2007
  2. ^ Foster, Debra H.; Batorfalvy, Tatianna N.; and Medalie, Laura (1995). Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers. U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Geological Survey. 

External links

  • Hanover, NH Official Website
  • Dartmouth College
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
  • Hanover, New Hampshire is at coordinates 43°42′07″N 72°17′17″W / 43.702, -72.288Coordinates: 43°42′07″N 72°17′17″W / 43.702, -72.288

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About the Town of Hanover (1094 words)
In 1761, the town of Hanover was granted a charter by the Royal Governor of New Hampshire in response to a petition from about 65 colonists in Connecticut.
As the town grew, new mills attracted more settlers, and Mill Village (now Etna village) became the center of town affairs, where Town Meeting was held for the next 78 years until moving to what we now think of as Hanover in 1922.
From 1778-84, Hanover and a number of towns in Grafton County seceeded from New Hampshire.
Hanover, New Hampshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (733 words)
Hanover borders the towns of Lyme, Canaan, Enfield, and Norwich, Vermont, as well as the city of Lebanon.
Norwich and Hanover are two of the small number of towns that travellers must pass through while hiking the Appalachian trail.
In the late 18th century, Dresden was one of a group of neighboring New Hampshire towns that briefly defected to Vermont, when the Republic of Vermont was an independent nation.
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