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  • Founded 1727
  • Population 14,570

Hanover, MA

Incorporated in 1727, the early economy of Hanover was based on agriculture and lumber. By the 18th century, the town was considered one of the major industrial centers of this region with an abundance of waterpower resources and a shipbuilding complex. The Four Corners section has retained the town’s heritage and character of the village of yesteryear. Hanover is located on 15.72 square miles and is 35 minutes south of Boston.

Did you know?

Hanover was the site of the invention of the first tack-making machine, and making tacks and fireworks were among the industries of the later 19th century for Hanover.