Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Hanover Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 11,488 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.1 square miles (49.6 km²), of which 18.8 square miles (48.7 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) (1.72%) is water. The Susquehanna River drains it and separates it from Plymouth and Plymouth Township. The north side toward the river is mainly low-lying (500 to 650 feet) and the south side is mountainous, exceeding 650 meters (2130 feet) in the southeast.

The main thoroughfares in Hanover Township are the South Cross Valley Expressway (Route 29,) the four-lane Sans Souci Parkway (locally pronounced "San Suey,") and the two-lane South Main Street/Middle Road. The former connects Interstate 81 in the southeast with Route 11 in West Nanticoke, while the latter two connect Wilkes-Barre and Nanticoke. 81 and Route 309 provide access to the Hazleton area, Wilkes-Barre Township, and Scranton. The villages of Hanover include Askam, Breslau, Buttonwood, Hanover Green, Iona, Korn Krest, Lee Park, Lower Askam, Newtown, and Preston.

Neighboring municipalities

The boroughs of Ashley, Sugar Notch, and Warrior Run are surrounded by Hanover Township. The latter two also border each other.


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