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Posted on 9 mar 2013


1770-2013: A Brief History
Hanover Township has a most interesting history. One of the original Connecticut Townships laid out by the Susquehanna Company, Hanover Township is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania along the Eastern Bank of the Susquehanna River in the heart of the scenic Wyomin Valley. Its early history is interwoven with some of the most stirring incidents of the Wyoming Valley life of pioneer days.

The pioneers in Hanover Townsip had already made history in sother Pennsylvania. Among the settlerswere strong minded, self-reliant men of Scoth-Irish antecedents, men who, in the time of the Indian unreset that followed the French and Indian war, had relied more upon themselves than upion the government for protection. The "Paxton Boys" of Lancaster County, had dealt so sternly with the Conestoga Indians in 1763 that there was peace on the Conestoge and that part of the Susuehanna for many uers after. Captain Lazarus Stewart and his company of forty -most of who where "Paxton Boys" - moved from Lancaster County into the Wyoming Valley in 1770 and foought for Connecticut against the Penns. For their services to Connecticut, Captain Stewart and his followers were granted the tract of land which became Hanover Township. The Township area embraced all the land from Wilkes-Barre south to Newport Township, and all the land between the Susquehanna River and the Lehigh River, including most of the land now within Hanover, Wright, Fairview, Brear Creek, Buck Dennison, and Foster Townships plus two thirds of Nanticoke and all of Ashley, Sugarn Notch and Warrior Run. Hanover Township was founded in 1770 by Captain Lazarus Stewart and named for his hometown of Hanover in Dauphin County.

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Township News

The Hanover Township Municipal Building will close at 11:30 AM – Friday – April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday with the exception of the Police and Fire Department and the Hanover Township Municipal Building will be closed on Monday – April 21, 2014 in observance of Easter Monday with the exception of the Police and Fire Department.

Posted on 17 apr 2014 Yard Waste

Hanover Township curb side yard waste collection will be collected every Monday beginning April 28, 2014. Yard waste and leaves must be placed in an open container. In addition to the previously provided green yard waste containers biodegradable paper kraft bags are available at the Hanover Township Municipal Building, 1267 Sans Souci Parkway from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM at a cost of five (5) bags for $1.25. For additional information please call 570-825-1273 or 570-825-1257. Recycling schedules for 2014 can be obtained at the Municipal Building or on the Township Web site.

Township Meetings

The Board of Commissioners hold their monthly meetings on the first and second Monday of the month. The first Monday is the Worksession. The second Monday is the Public Meeting.Board Minutes can be found here.

The Board worksession starts at 6:00 PM and the Public meeting starts at 7:00 PM.


For Hanover Township information, please contact Township Manager John Sipper.


(570) 825-1271

Address: 1267 Sans Souci Parkway
Hanover Township, PA 18706