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About... Hanover

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

About the town of…

Hanover, originally a part of Cohasset, was first settled in 1649. The town was incorporated in 1727 and named in honor of King George I of the ruling “House of Hanover.” The North River played an important part in the town's history. Shipbuilding, gristmills, sawmills, and iron forges dotted its banks. Bog iron mining “iron ore deposits mined in and around the bogs” was another important industry, producing anchors, cannonballs, bells, stoves and holloware. The anchor for US Constitution (Old Ironside) was cast here. Today, Hanover is a thriving residential community but, happily, one that has retained its old-fashioned rural New England charm. The white clapboard town hall, the many revolutionary era homes, quiet residential neighborhoods, the herring run, and town park provide delightful contrast to the modern school system, the Hanover mall and many other modern facilities. This, combined with exceptional recreational and cultural activities, and almost unlimited selection of dining establishments and in abundance of historic sites, makes Hanover an exceptional town.


-ALBA on 53 -Brothers Grill Bar and Restaurant -Flanders Field

-Hanover Lobster and Seafood -Imperial Garden -Previties

-Quan’s Kitchen -Siam Cuisine -Tsang’s Village Café


-Boston Bowl Hanover -Burke’s Alewerks -Crazy Axes

-Forge Pond Park -Hanover Mall

-Patriot Cinemas -Star Land Sports and Fun Park


-Boston Interiors -Dick’s Sporting Goods -Elburne -Frame Center

-Fringe Boutique -Furniture Consignment Gallery -Hanover Mall -Island Surf Company

-Old Charts of New England -Storybook Cove -Toy Box -Wicked Cute Kids Boutique

Public Schools:

-Cedar Elementary -Center Elementary

-Hanover High -Hanover Middle

-Sylvester Elementary

Nearby Private Schools:

-Archbishop Williams -Boston College High School -Derby Academy -Fontbonne Academy

-INLY School -Milton Academy -Notre Dame Academy -Old Colony Montessori

-St. Paul’s -Thayer Academy -Xaverian Brothers High School

Nearby Nursery/Preschool:

-Bright Horizons -Brown Bear -Carriage House Nursery -Derby Academy -Erdman Preschool -Herring Brook Day School -Hingham Community Center -Hingham Nursery School -HISD Integrated Pre-K

-INLY School -JCC Early Learning Center -Kinds Cove Playschool -Lynn’s Family Play Care -Nantasket Preschool -Natural Science Center -New Beginnings Playschool -North Street Play School -Old Colony Montessori

-Our World -Preschool Playmates -Ridge School of Norwell -Sandcastles Childcare Center -South Shore Community Center -South Shore Conservatory Preschool -Su Escuela Language Academy -The Nursery School -Wilder Memorial Nursery School

For more information on public schools:

For community profiles, administrative information, and MCAS scores:

Transportation in the area:

-Commuter rail service -Hingham commuter boat to Boston -JBL Bus Lines

-Logan airport -MBTA bus service -MBTA stations

-P & B Bus -Quincy Harbor express to Boston

Helpful websites for more information:

Please visit to learn more about Norwell and the following:

-Community Preservations -Culture and Recreation -Current Town Projects -Fraternal Organizations -Historical Commissions -Important Phone Numbers -Neighborhood Associations

-Places of Worship -Public Safety -Public Works and Utilities -Recreation Areas -Service Organizations -Social Organizations

-Town Boards -Town Committees -Town Facts -Town Government -Utility Information -Youth Sports and Scouts

For more information, please see the “Ultimate South Shore Resource Guide” Newsletter!


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