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Hanover, Plymouth, MA
The area of Hanover was first settled by English settlers in 1649 when William Barstow, a farmer, built a bridge along the North River at what is now Washington Street. The land was the westernmost portion of the town of Scituate, and it would officially separate and be incorporated as a town June 14, 1727. The name "Hanover" is probably a tribute to King George I, the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain. wikipedia
Hanover includes: Assinippi (Snappy), Curtis Crossing Station, Standish, West Hamilton, and Winlows Crossing.
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Hanover, Massachusetts, USA
The Portiuncula Chapel
"The Portiuncula Chapel, on the grounds of Cardinal Cushing Centers, Hanover, Massachusetts, is the final resting place of Cardinal Richard Cushing. It was his desire to be laid to rest close to his beloved exceptional children.
The word Portiuncula means “little portion” in Italian. When constructed on the Hanover campus in 1953, Cardinal Cushing made a point of making sure that every stone, every fresco, and every part of his Chapel came from Assisi—where, over 700 years ago, St. Francis himself built the chapel that inspired it..." cushingcenters.org
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1649 - Hanover is settled
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1727 - Hanover is incorporated
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1839 - Hanover
Plymouth county. Hanover is bounded S. by North river, which furnishes good mill sites. It was incorporated in 1727. It lies 23 miles S.E. from Boston and 12 N.W. from Plymouth. The manufactures of Hanover consist of bar iron, iron casings, anchors, ploughs, vessels, tacks, leather, boots, shoes, and woolen cloth: total annual amount, about $75,000. Pop. 1837, 1,435.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1845 - HANOVER. [Pop. 1,488. Inc. 1727.]
Hanover was probably named in compliment to the Duke of Hanover, who had lately been called to the English throne, under the title of George the First.
The principal village is called 'The Four Corners' Some business is done in ship-building, and in the manufacture of shoes, and bar iron.
Distance from Plymouth, 12 miles; from Boston, 23.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
1854 - Hanover
Hanover, a post-township of Plymouth county, Massachusetts, 20 miles S. S. E. from Boston. Population, 1592.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
HANOVER, a township of Plymouth co., in the state of Massachusetts, 24 m. SSW of Boston, bordered on the S by Pembroke creek, and on the E by a branch of that river. Pop. 1,488.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
Hanover Massachusetts, 1890
Hanover is a very pleasant town in the northerly part of Plymouth County, 26 miles from Boston, with which it is connected by the Hanover Branch of the Old Colony Railroad. It is bounded on the north by Rockland and South Scituate, on the east by the latter, on the south by Pembroke and Hanson, and on the west by Rockland. The assessed area is 9,297 acres, including 3,896 acres of woodland.
The Four Corners village, at the confluence of the Third Herring Brook and North River (forming respectively the eastern and the southern lines of the town), is "Hanover" station, the terminal point of the railroad, at the southeast corner of the town. Other stations and villages along the railroad are Curtis' Crossing, Winslow's Crossing, South Hanover and West Hanover. Other villages are the centre, North Hanover, and at the northeast corner, Assinippa Village, having West Scituate as its post-office.
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1895 - Hanover
Hanover, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., in Hanover township, on the Hanover Branch Railroad, 25 miles S.S.E. of Boston. It contains the Hanover Academy, and has manufactures of shoes, nails, and tacks. The township has 4 churches. Pop, in 1890, 2093.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Hanover, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., in Hanover township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 25 miles SSE. of Boston. It has manufactures of nails, tacks, rubber-goods, etc. Pop. of the town in 1900, 2152; of the village, about 400.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Hanover, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Hanover.
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Rebecca GRAY (1660, Scituate, Massachusetts, USA - 12 October 1712, Hanover, Massachusetts, USA)
Franklin BEAL (1820, Abington, Massachusetts, USA - 21 March 1899, Hanover, Massachusetts, USA)
Charles DYER (14 July 1831, Hanover, Massachusetts, USA - 13 April 1904, Hanover, Massachusetts, USA)
Maria Frances HOLMES (1834, , Ireland - 7 August 1871, Hanover, Massachusetts, USA)
E. Edwin WHITING (1836, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - 10 April 1886, Hanover, Massachusetts, USA)
Anthony Patrick MCENROE (24 June 1843, Oldcastle, Co Meath, Ireland - 5 August 1896, Hanover, Massachusetts, USA)
William E TRIBOU (16 November 1846, Hanover, Massachusetts, USA - , )
Lucy Lavinia WATERS (6 October 1847, Hingham, Massachusetts, USA - 2 December 1885, Hanover, Massachusetts, USA)
Michael BAGAN (1860, Rockland, Massachusetts, USA - 7 February 1886, Hanover, Massachusetts, USA)
Ancestors Who Were Married in Hanover, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Hanover.
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Charles DYER (14 July 1831 - 13 April 1904) and Maria Frances HOLMES (1834 - 7 August 1871) married 10 February 1856
Clyde Alderson BOWKER (23 April 1895 - 25 May 1973) and Mabel Frances DYER (21 October 1894 - November 1976) married 9 November 1920
Richard Ward THOMPSON (25 May 1925 - 14 September 1994) and Celia Dyer BOWKER (23 September 1927 - 8 November 1997) married 1950
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