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 Hanover, New Hampshire

in Grafton County

~ Town Host - Edward Feustel ~

Updated: September 9, 2021

~  Index  ~

Early History and First Settlers - a bit of history from the 1891 edition of  the "A History of Dartmouth College and the Town of Hanover New Hampshire"

Cemeteries - Some Cemeteries in Hanover township

Genealogy Resources - Where to look and who to contact in Hanover

Resources from Lookup Volunteers - Email contacts for Hanover lookups

Links - Other Internet sites related to Hanover

~  Early History and First Settlers  ~

The following is from  "A History of Dartmouth College and the Town of Hanover New Hampshire by Fredrick Chase Edited by John K. Lord, Volume I, Cambridge John Wilson and Son University Press, 1891" :

"The town was granted its charter July 4th, 1761 along with Lebanon, Enfield, Hartford, and Norwich.

"The grantees of the town were

Edmund Freeman, Jun.
Prince Freeman
Huckins Storrs

Huckins Storrs, Jun.

Nathaniel Freeman, Jun.
Peter Aspenwall
Peter Aspenwall, Jun.

Prince Aspenwall

David Allen
Phineas Allen
Malachi Conant
Edmund Freeman tertius
Silvanus Freeman, Jun.
Jonathan Freeman
Otis Freeman
William Farwell
Herman Atwood
Deliverance Woodward
William Woodward
Eleazar Stoddard
Nathaniel Hopkins Samuel Storrs, Jun. Joseph Storrs, Jun. Stephen Freeman
William Cary
Stephen Walcott
Moses Walcott
Elijah Walcott
Jonathan Curtis
John Wright
Nathaniel Wright
Philip Squire
Joseph Storrs
John Parker
Ebenezer Jones
Noah Jones
Oliver Barker
John Bissell
David Richardson
Amos Ricardson, Jun.
John Walbridge
Samuel Herrick
Elisha Addams
Nathaniel Freeman
Ozias Strong
Joseph Hatch, Jun.
John House
Abraham Blackman, Jun.
Joshua Sherwin
John Sherwin
Edmund Freeman
William Johnson
Russel Freeman
Ebenezer Dunham, Jun.
Major Joseph Smith
John Downing, Esq. Sampson Sheaffe, Esq.
Major John Wentworth George March
Dr. Mathew Thornton Colonel Joseph Smith
John Knight

One whole share for the Incorporated society for Propagation of the gospel in Foreign Parts. One whole share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by law established -- One whole share for the first settled Minister. One whole share for the benefit of a school in said Town -- his excellency Benning Wentworth Esq. Five hundred acres to be laid out as marked in the plan B.W.

~  Maps of Early Hanover provided by Jay Barrett and/or Hanover Consevrancy ~

Hanover Original Allotments

10 Early Hanover Settlers

Etna Buildings

Hanover 1761 First Lotting

Hanover 1764

Hanover 1768

Hanover 1768 Mills


Hanover 1770

Hanover 1774

Hanover 1780

Hanover 1810




~  Cemeteries  ~

As provided/authorized by Fran Hanchette (2013/11/21):

Dana Cemetery

Etna Cemetery

Section 1

Section 2

Hanover Center Cemetery

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

~Genealogy Resources  ~

If you know of a Hanover genealogy resource that would be appropriate for this page, please E-Mail 
Edward Feustel

Hanover Historical Society

Howe Library -  East South Street
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.;
               Friday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.;
               Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;
               Sunday: (Sept.-May) 1:00 pm. - 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: 643-4120; Fax: 643-0725; web:

Hanover Vital Records - Found at Town Clerk's Office in Hanover -  41 South Main Street - Hanover, NH 03755
Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Telephone: (603)643-0742 x105; e-mail: 

Birth: open records 1901 and before -- summary documents often with parents and children grouped.
Death and Marriage: 1948 and before -- summary by officiating Minister.
Adoption: Requires a court order

Rauner Library (Dartmouth College)
6065 Webster Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Hours: During a term -
                M-F 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
             Not during a term -
                M-F 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (603)646-2037
FAX:            (603)646-0447

Contains copies of almost all of Hanover records; an index of many Hanover persons and their ancestors;
and an indexed collection of many letters of persons from Hanover.

~  Resources from Lookup Volunteers  ~

If you have a query or have any reference material on Hanover or would like to volunteer to do lookup's, please E-Mail Edward Feustel

We regret that we have no volunteers to provide lookup service.


Gazetteer of Grafton County (1709-1886)

~  Links  ~

If you know of a Hanover link that would be appropriate for this page,
please E-Mail Edward Feustel

General Links

The WorldGenWeb Project:
USGenWeb Project home page:
USGenWeb State of NH page:
The New Hampshire Archives:
Grafton County American History and Genealogy Project::

 GenWeb e-Mail Addresses

NH GenWeb State Coordinator:  Trish Elliott-Kashima <>
NH GenWeb Assistant State Coordinator: George Kidder <>
NH Gen Web Grafton County Coordinator Norma Hass <>
NH GenWeb Hanover NH Town Host: Edward Feustel <>   



Town of Hanover, NH - A municipal site detailing the history of Hanover, its relation to Norwich Vermont, Dartmouth College, and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Howe Library - The Hanover Library Site

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