Hanover, NH: A Complete Community Profile of Hanover, NH.

NH Community Profiles: Hanover, NH


Hanover, NH

Lively, prosperous Hanover is located right off I-89, just of few miles from the intersection of I-91. Nestled along the Connecticut River in what is known as the Upper Valley, the town offers beauty, culture and that great college town atmosphere. Hanover completes the triad of cities that included Lebanon and White River Junction, VT. The area is the population center of Grafton County, and the region typically has the state's lowest unemployment rate, due to its position in the areas of medicine, technology and education.

Hanover borders the towns of Lebanon, Lyme, Canaan, Enfield and Vermont. The city is named after the House of Hanover in honor of the reigning British king, George III, who was in power when the first settlers arrived from Connecticut in 1765.

The Appalachian Trail enters New Hampshire from Vermont in Hanover. It is also the home of US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Dartmouth College was originally established as a school to educated Native Americans for missionary work, and the school has always forged strong bonds with Native American communities and students. The college's Hopkins Center for the Arts, or the "Hop" offers a wide range of theater, classical and popular music performances, as well as other cultural events. Political & medical forums will broaden your mind and expand your understanding. The Hood Museum of Art offers exhibitions lectures, gallery talks, tours, workshops, family programs, programs for regional schools, and a variety of special programs.

The city of Hanover has all those college town perks like coffee shops, bookstores, upscale and low budget dining. The Hanover Chamber of Commerce website offers a wealth of information.

Famous Hanover residents, past and present include:

Daniel Webster,  attorney, orator & statesman, who served NH in the US House, Massachusetts in the US Senate, and the nation as Secretary of State under 3 presidents.

Nelson Rockefeller,  who served four terms as New York governor, and was appointed vice president under Gerald Ford.

Fred Rogers   (Mr. Rogers) was the much-loved host of the public television show, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran on PBS from 1968 to 2001.

Theodor Seuss Geise   (Dr. Seuss) throughout his career, cartoonist and writer Dr. Seuss published 60 children's books, including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.

Timothy Geithner   was the 75th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, serving under President Barack Obama.

Shonda Rhimes,   is a screenwriter, director, and producer; best known for producing the television series, Grey's Anatomy.
Dining includes Murphy's On The Green, 11 South Main Street, offering an upscale experience at reasonable prices. Lou's Restaurant, 30 South Main, is a crowd pleaser for breakfast, with lines that are impressively long, but fast-moving. The sheer abundance of dining choices in Hanover is impressive.

The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College, 2 East Wheelock Street, is extremely convenient to the Dartmouth campus but there are many lodging choices in the area.

Hanover is a fascinating destination on its own, and certainly a culturally rich place to stop and recharge your intellectual, as well as your physical batteries.


Scheduled Events

  Seussical   (9/6-15)
  2001 Space Odyssey   (9/7)
  Muster in the Mountains   (9/7-9)
  Wingzilla   (9/8)
  Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino   (9/9)
  Things [Mom] Taught Me   (9/13-23)
  Reach the Beach   (9/14-15)
  WM Storytelling Festival   (9/14-16)
  Metallak Race   (9/15)
  Mandeville & Richards   (9/15)
  Cohase Film Slam   (9/16)
  Tricycle Grand Prix  (9/16)
  Rodney Crowell   (9/21)
  NH Highland Games   (9/21-23)
  Don Who   (9/22)
  Harvest Celebration   (9/22)
  Health & Wellness Fair   (9/22)
  Jeep Invasion  (9/22)
  Lakes Region Tri Festival   (9/22-23)
  Pat Metheny   (9/26)
  Driving Miss Daisy   (9/27 - 10/6)
  Neko Case   (9/27)
  Shot of JD   (9/28)
  Dixville Half Marathon   (9/29)
  New Hampshire Marathon   (9/29)
  Matthew Odell   (9/30)
  Lincoln Fall Craft Festival   (10/6&7)
  Sparrow Blue & Crowes Pasture   (10/6)
  Oktoberfest  (10/6-7)
  White Mountain Oktoberfest   (10/6-7)
  Fall Foliage Celebration   (10/6-8)
  Sandwich Fair   (10/6-8)
  Paddle the Border   (10/7)
  Lincoln Fall Craft Festival   (10/7-9)
  Shadow Play   (10/10)
  Killer Joe   (10/11-21)
  Greg Brown   (10/12)
  Camping & RV Show   (10/12-14)
  Riverfire & Horrorfest   (10/13)
  Jay Stollman Band   (10/19)
  Murder Dinner Train   (10/19-20)
  Pumpkin Patch Express   (10/19-21)
  All Things Pumpkin   (10/20)
  Ethan Setiawan Band   (10/20)
  Bettye LaVette   (10/26)
  Murder Dinner Train   (10/26-27)
  Pumpkin Patch Express   (10/26-28)
  Berlin Jazz   (10/27)

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