Population: (2000) 653, Founded: 1857, Elevation: 1231 ft.
Located in the Northeast Region of the state, in Washington County. Hanover is northeast of the city of Washington, (Washington is the County Seat), along Highway 243 near Washington State Lake.
Hanover is at the junction of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and the St. Joseph & Grand Island railroads. Before the railroads, the Hollenberg Station, (built 1857), was an important stop on the Oregon and Pony Express Trails. The station was in Kansas but just a stone's throw away from the Nebraska border. Hollenberg Station is one mile east of Hanover on State Road K-243. Hollenberg Station and the new Visitor Center are owned and operated by the Kansas State Historical Society.
Hanover Days of '49 are usually held in August and include parades, music, and carnival attractions.