Hanover. 1 Borough (1990 pop. 14,399), York co., SE Pa.; inc. 1815. Industries include food processing (especially pretzels) and the manufacture of apparel; machinery; metal, plastic, and paper products; and chemicals. Standardbred horses are raised there (many famous trotters have "Hanover" in their names). A cavalry action preceding the battle of Gettysburg was fought in Hanover in June, 1863.
2 Town (1990 pop. 9,212), Grafton co., SW N.H. on the Connecticut river across from Vt.; settled 1765, inc. 1769. The town is the seat of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Hanover is a cultural and recreational center and has many fine colonial homes.
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