Introduction to East Hanover, New Jersey

East Hanover, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 4 miles SE of Parsippany, New Jersey and 11 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. It is part of the surrounding Newark metro area.

East Hanover History

On December 7, 1720, Hanover Township was named after the House of Hanover in Germany. At that time, East Hanover was a part of the township. On March 12, 1928, East Hanover was separated from Hanover Township and was incorporated as an independent township.

East Hanover and nearby Attractions

  • Morris Museum
  • South Mountain Reservation
  • Whippany Railway Museum
  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • Old Troy County Park

Things To Do In East Hanover

East Hanover includes an indoor amusement park, Funplex. You can also spend your leisure at the shopping centers of East Hanover as well as at the Loews Theater. Wick House Herb Garden is also nearby.

East Hanover Transportation

International air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

East Hanover Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by the College of Saint Elizabeth, Drew University, Caldwell College and Seton Hall University.

East Hanover Almanac

County Morris County
Standard Zip Codes7936
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.81
Approximate Longitude-74.36

East Hanover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

East Hanover Public Libraries

East Hanover Township Free Public Library
East Hanover, New Jersey
(973) 428-3075

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East Hanover Public Schools

Central Elementary School
400 Ridgedale Avenue
ZIP: 7936
(973) 887-0358
Total Enrollment 317
East Hanover Middle School
477 Ridgedale Avenue
ZIP: 7936
(973) 887-8810
Total Enrollment 368
Frank J Smith Elementary
27 Green Drive
ZIP: 7936
(973) 887-5650
Total Enrollment 310
Hanover Park High School
63 Mt Pleasant Avenue
ZIP: 7936
(973) 887-0300
Total Enrollment 876

East Hanover Private Schools

East Hanover Child Care Center
55 Eagle Rock Ave Unit 2
ZIP: 7936
Total Enrollment 12
Over The Rainbow Children's Center
1 Barnida Dr
ZIP: 7936
Total Enrollment 5
St Rose Of Lima Academy
316 Ridgedale Ave
ZIP: 7936
Total Enrollment 111
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