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 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
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
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 and medical forums will broaden your mind
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 is the 75th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, serving under President
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.