With Hanover being dubbed the “Snack Capital of Pennsylvania,” why wouldn’t want to buy a home for sale? Hanover is the home to Snyder’s of Hanover, Utz’s Quality Foods and Hanover Foods. In nearby communities, Hershey Foods, Wolfgang Candy and Martin’s Potato Chips and Gibbles Potato Chips are produced. Who wouldn’t want pretzels, chips and chocolate for neighbors?
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Located in York County, Pennsylvania, Hanover is just 5 miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line, a boundary drawn up to settle border disputes between the British colonies and Colonial America. The Mason-Dixon Line formed the borders of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and what is today West Virginia (formerly a portion of Virginia).
Hanover is 19 miles southwest of York and 54 miles north of Baltimore. Pennsylvania Routes 94,194, 116 and 216 traverses Hanover, connecting the borough directly to Carlisle, Baltimore, and Frederick, Maryland, just to name a few.
According to the 2011 U.S. Census, the borough of Hanover had a population of 15,348.
The median income for a household in Hanover, according to 2000 U.S. Census statistics, was $35,536. The median household income was $45,156. The per capital income was $20,516.
Since Hanover was settled in the early 1700s, people have found the agricultural region a good place call home. In 1730, a group of Catholics settled in Hanover, known as the Conewego Settlement. Being the desirable place it is, Hanover was often in the middle of border disputes between Pennsylvania and Maryland. Both states claimed the borough until the Mason-Dixon Line was drawn.
On his way to the first meeting of the Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson stayed the night in Hanover while traveling from Monticello to Philadelphia. While in Philadelphia, the future president was drafting the Declaration of Independence. On his return trip to Monticello, he again stayed in Hanover.
When the American Revolutionary War began, Hanover had approximately 500 log homes.
During the American Civil War, the borough was the site of the June 30, 1863 Battle of Hanover. The Union cavalry clashed with Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart. The battle was fought among the farms and into town along Frederick Street. This battle delayed General Stuart’s arrival in Gettysburg.
People visiting and living in Hanover have a plethora of things to do and see. Hanover is home to the Hanover Historic District. Eichelberger High School, the George Nace Home and the U.S. Post Office are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Hanover Area Historical Society preserved the Warehime-Myers Mansion, a home commissioned by C.N. Myers and H.D. Sheppard, founder of the Hanover Shoe Company (now Clarks Footwear). Another popular attraction, in addition to tours of the pretzel and chip factories, is a stop at the Hanover Horse Shoe Farm, home to 1,200 horses, many of harness racing champions.
In 2013 Hanover will celebrate their 200th anniversary of incorporation and the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hanover, according to borough officials. They are proud to call Hanover a safe and happy community which celebrates the future as well as the past. The borough is currently undergoing a downtown revitalization.
With its tasteful manufacturing businesses, a local government invested in revitalization, and excellent school options, Hanover homes for sale and Hanover real estate are desirable properties. For more information about Hanover homes for sale or Hanover real estate, contact Prudential Homesale Services Group today. A local Prudential Homesale Services Group real estate agent will guide you through your real estate transaction and provide advice about buying a home in Hanover, PA.
|2010 to 2012 Changeup 0.7%|
|Age Distribution (Years Old)|
|0 to 45.9%|
|5 to 1722.8%|
|18 to 6456.3%|
|65 and Older15.0%|
|White (not Hispanic)85.6%|
|Place of Birth|
|High School Graduate, Age 25+87.5%|
|Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+21.6%|
|English is Second Language, Age 5+6.6%|
|English is First Language, Age 5+93.4%|
|Per Capita Income$28,042|
|Median Household Income$58,586|
|People in Poverty9.4%|
|Average Work Commute Time27 minutes|
|Total Housing Units179,769|
|Average Household Size2.53|
|Owner-Occupied Median Value$178,400|
|New Private Housing Issued 2012805|
|Years at Residence|
|1 Year or More87.1%|
|Less Than 1 Year12.9%|
|Business and Employment|
|Private non-farm Establishments8,519|
|Private non-farm Employment155,366|
|Private non-farm Employment Growthup 2.1%|
|Number of Firms33,591|
|Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender|
|Value of Shipments$11,957,398,000|
|Accommodation and Food Services$11,724|
|Sales Per Capita$527,937,000|
|Land Area904.18 sq. miles|
|Population Per Square Mile482|
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