The Borough of Hanover, Pennsylvania is a small town (population 15,289) located about 5 miles north of the Mason Dixon Line and the State of Maryland and only 15 miles from Gettysburg. It was named after the German city of Hannover, and you still find a lot of people of German descent. It was settled in about 1730 and incorporated in 1815.
The picture above shows The Center Square on a Sunday afternoon. Normally the roads are packed so I stopped on a Sunday when I could find parking and wouldn’t have too many cars cluttering the scene. The fact that all roads lead to this Square, make for a lot of traffic, even though it is a small town.
On the square is a statue commemorating a battle at Hanover on June 30, 1863 between Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick’s 3rd Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac, and Major Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia.
On the opposite corner of the Square there are two cannons describing the Army of the Potomac troop movements on 30 June and 1 July, 1863 leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg.