Introduction to Hanover, New Hampshire

Hanover, New Hampshire is 64 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire and 111 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Grafton County.

Hanover History

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.

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

The Occom Ski and Skate Center, the Hood Museum of Art and the Webster Cottage Museum are popular destinations. The Appalachian Trail stretches through Hanover. The Storrs Pond Recreation Area includes two separate beaches, picnic tables, tennis courts, a playground and a covered pavilion.

Hanover Transportation

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.

Hanover Almanac

County Grafton County
Standard Zip Codes3755
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.7
Approximate Longitude-72.27

Hanover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp9 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 29 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
Distance27.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp39 to 58 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches

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LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Hanover Public Libraries

Howe Library
Hanover, New Hampshire
(603) 643-4120

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Hanover Public Schools

Bernice A. Ray School
26 Reservoir Rd.
ZIP: 3755
(603) 643-6655
Total Enrollment 482
Frances C. Richmond School
63 Lyme Rd.
ZIP: 3755
(603) 643-6040
Total Enrollment 390
Hanover High School
41 Lebanon St., Suite 1
ZIP: 3755
(603) 643-3431
Total Enrollment 718
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Historic Hanover


Wilson Library (Dartmouth College) ca. 1900

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Wilson Library (Dartmouth College) ca. 1900

Bissell Gymnasium (Dartmouth College) ca. 1900

Rollins Chapel (Dartmouth College) between 1900 and 1906

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