Introduction to Hanover, New Hampshire
Hanover was chartered in 1761. It was named after Hanover, Connecticut. The first settlers of the area arrived in 1765. The Ledyard Free Bridge was constructed in 1859, connecting Hanover and Norwich. The town is located in Grafton County, which was established in 1769 and named in honor of Augustus FitzRoy, the 3rd Duke of Grafton. CNN and Money magazine named Hanover the second best town to live in in the United States in 2007.
Hanover and nearby Attractions
- Galleria Shopping Center
- Appalachian Trail
- Hood Museum of Art
- Storrs Pond
- Webster Cottage Museum
- Quechee State Park
Things To Do In Hanover
While in Hanover, one can visit the Occom Ski and Skate Center, the Hood Museum of Art or the Webster Cottage Museum. The Appalachian Trail is also a popular destination among those visiting Hanover. The Storrs Pond Recreation Area includes two separate beaches, picnic tables, tennis courts, a playground and a covered pavilion.
Burlington International is the nearest major airport.
Hanover Higher Education
Dartmouth College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Norwich University, Keene State College and Plymouth State College.