Saturday, April 6, 2013

Road Trip - Hanover, Pennsylvania

Sometimes we overlook the beauty that is right in front of us. Today I drove to near-by Hanover, Pennsylvania.

It is a town I really enjoy, with shady, tree-lined main streets filled with 19th--century houses, warehouses, & businesses.

To get to Hanover from our house, we drive through a beautiful state park called Codorus with a large lake whose shores bend & wind along the edges of the town.

The area was settled by German immigrants beginning in the 1730s, & the town was formally incorporated in 1815.

The town of Hanover was founded by Richard McAllister in the 1740-60s and was called "Hickory Town" or "McAllister's Town" in it's early years.

Hanover is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, 19 miles southwest of York & 54 miles north-northwest of Baltimore, Maryland.

The town is situated in a calm, beautiful, & productive agricultural region. The population was 14,535 at the 2000 census.

Industrious early settlers named their new town after the bustling German commercial center called Hannover.