Upper Hanover Township, Pennsylvania

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Upper Hanover Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,885 at the 2000 census.

It is part of the Upper Perkiomen School District.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.2 square miles (54.9 km²), of which, 20.2 square miles (52.4 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it (4.62%) is water. It is drained by the Perkiomen Creek into the Schuylkill River and contains most of the Green Lane Reservoir. It consists mainly of rolling hills and the only mountainous area is east of Palm on Mill Hill and contains Montgomery County's highest point.

Route 29 is the primary north-to-south route and comes up the Perkiomen Valley from Collegeville into Lehigh County. Route 663 crosses Upper Hanover and meets 29 in Pennsburg. Other local roads of note include Kutztown Road/Knight Road and Water Street/Church Road. The township's villages include Chapel (also in Berks County,) Fruitville, Geryville (also in Bucks County and pronounced with a hard "g,") Palm, and Perkiomen Heights.

Adjacent municipalities

The following three boroughs form a cluster along Route 29 surrounded by Upper Hanover and are listed in north-to-south order:

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