A bustling, valley town just south of Wilkes-Barre tucked between the mountains and the Susquehanna River.
Hanover township is a progressive community with a long history of self-reliance and blue-collar grit. From one of the first, hard-fought settlements in the Wyoming Valley to an important hub of the hard coal industry, Hanover Township has historically demonstrated a predisposition toward hard work.
Land Area: 19.2 Square Miles
School District: Hanover Area
Employment / Industry
Hanover Township is recognized as the most populous township in Luzerne County. It is a fact not lost on the major employers that call the township home. The Hanover Industrial Estates and adjacent Hanover Crossings Business Park employ over 3,500 local workers.
A Safe Place to Call Home
With a strong municipal government, an efficient public works department and a combination of full-time, part-time and volunteer first responders, Hanover Township’s neighborhoods remain clean, safe and family-friendly.
Hanover Township Fire Department
The Hanover Twp. Fire Dept. is spread out over 6 companies in the township and smaller, outlying communities. The fire department is made up of a combination of paid and volunteer firefighters, and it offers 24-hour service.
Hanover Township Police DepartmentThe mission of The Hanover Township Police Department is to protect and preserve the lives and property of township residents, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime and enhance public safety.
Hanover Township Community Ambulance Association
The Hanover Township Ambulance Association serves the township and smaller, neighboring communities. They are certified to perform basic and advanced life support duties.
There’s a lot to do in this Town.
Whether you love the great outdoors, staying fit, or just grabbing a beer with friends, Hanover Township has something for you. Some prefer to pass the time fishing the mighty Susquehanna. Others walk or jog along the scenic Levee Trail. And some just enjoy kicking back and sampling local craft brews.
Popular Thing to Do in Hanover Township
There's Something for Everyone in Hanover Township
Convenient, Efficient and Close to Almost Everything
This historic, working-class town features idyllic neighborhoods in both the low-lying Susquehanna River Plain and the rolling foothills of Penobscot Mountain.
Its location just a few miles from Interstates 80 and 81, State Route 29 and Downtown Wilkes-Barre, place Hanover Township in a position of economic importance.
About the Photographer
Originally from Williamsport, Courtney is a 2019 Marywood grad. She enjoys discovering the often-overlooked beauty of NEPA, making clean Jeeps dirty, and cuddling with her chunky cat, Marley.