Introduction to Hanover, Pennsylvania
Hanover, Pennsylvania is 34 miles NW of Towson, Maryland (center to center) and 39 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland. The town, which is located in York county, is part of the York metro area, and has a population of 14,535.
In 1727, an Irish noble man, John Digges, purchased land which included the area known as Hanover. At that time, the area was called Digges Choice. A group of Catholics initiated a settlement in 1730, that was known as the Conewego Settlement. Hanover was settled in 1730, when settlers from Pennsylvania and Maryland arrived. The community, which was named after a city in Germany, was the venue of a Civil War battle in 1863. Hanover was incorporated in 1815.
Hanover and Nearby Attractions
- Codorus State Park
- Faloon's Family Fun Center
- Lincoln Speedway
- National Apple Museum
- Hershey's Chocolate World
- Indian Echo Caverns
Things To Do In Hanover
There are several attractions and places of interest near Hanover. Some of the popular destinations are Hershey Park, Williams Grove Amusement Park, Cylburn Arboretum, and the National Aquarium. Places of historic interest include Gates House & Plough Tavern and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Activities like fishing, boating, swimming, and horseback riding may be enjoyed at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Museums such as the National Apple Museum, the Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, and the National Watch and Clock Museum may also be visited.
Harrisburg International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Hanover Higher Education
The closest colleges to Hanover include York College of Pennsylvania, Mount Saint Mary's College, Gettysburg College, and Carroll Community College.