HANOVER, PENNSYLVANIA 

Hanover is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, and lies southwest of York and north-northwest of Baltimore, Maryland and is 5 miles north of the Mason-Dixon line.  Hanover is a productive agricultural area.  Hanover is named after the German city of Hannover.

HISTORY

Photo Credit: mainstreethanover.org

Photo Credit: mainstreethanover.org

As settlers moved into the area from Maryland and Pennsylvania, they could not agree on the northern border of Maryland and the southern border of Pennsylvania, and the area that is now Hanover was in the disputed area claimed by both states.  The disputes about property ownership continued from the 1730’s until 1760.  The dispute ended when Pennsylvania and Maryland decided to hire experts to survey what became known as the Mason-Dixon Line.  The line was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 and ended the disputes over rights and ownership.  In 1745, a Scot-Irishman named Richard McAllister purchased a tract of land upon which the original town of Hanover was built.

ATTRACTIONS/TOURISM

Hanover Heritage & Conference Center

22 Carlisle St.

Hanover, PA  17331

www.hanoverhcc.com

Warehime Myers Mansion

305 Baltimore St.

Hanover, PA  17331

www.hahs.us

Kids Kingdom Playground

4601 Grandview Rd

Hanover, PA  17331

www.penntwp.com

HANOVER SCHOOLS

The Hanover Public School District is a small, urban district located in the borough of Hanover, Pennsylvania.

www.hpsd.k12.pa.us

HANOVER EVENTS

www.eventbrite.com/d/pa–hanover