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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

Posted on 15 july 2014 Non-Residential Annual Sewer Fee

As outlined in Hanover Township Ordinance No. 009-2013, "user charges for non-residential establishments shall pay a fee or annual user charge based on a metered water usage and consumption as determined in the Hanover Township Meter Schedule", this new fee schedule has commenced on July 1, 2014. First mailings of these bills are scheduled for October 2014.

Posted on 15 july 2014 Congressman Barletta Outreach

A representative from Congressman Barletta's Office is on site at the Township Municipal Building each second Tuesday of the month. If you have concerns or input that you would like to convey to Congressman Barletta you may visit the representative during this time.

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 Sam Guesto.


(570) 825-1271

Address: 1267 Sans Souci Parkway
Hanover Township, PA 18706