across 10.8 square miles of Morris County, Hanover Township presents
an ideal suburban tapestry of residential neighborhoods, parkland and
commercial & industrial businesses. The Township, comprised of
Cedar Knolls and Whippany, is home to more than 13,000 residents.
Convenient to the metropolitan area and to a network of major
highways, the community borders the Townships of Morris,
Parsippany-Troy Hills, East Hanover and the Boroughs of Morris Plains
and Florham Park.
Located in Hanover Township is the Morristown Airport, the third
largest in the state of New Jersey. Some of the businesses located in
the Township include
Morgan Chase, Kraft Foods and Tiffany and Company
. In addition, the Morris County Library and radio stations WMTR & WDHA make their home in our Township. The Hanover Marriott
and Courtyard By Marriott are also conveniently located on Route 10.
in 1676 and incorporated on March 25, 1740, Hanover's historic charm,
showcased in the book, Along The Whippanong, is rich and
colorful. Hanover traces its first inhabitants to the Leni-Lenape
Indians. Later, in 1710, settlers from New England were lured to
Hanover by the promise of abundant natural resources, a promise
fulfilled by dense forests of virgin timber, fertile land, veins of
iron ore, and the power of the Whippany River. Millwrights who
harnessed the river's energy laid the cornerstone of Hanoverís
present commercial/industrial base, one of prominence in the region.
secret of Hanoverís past and present success is the commitment to
fostering economic growth while preserving open space and parkland
areas, providing excellent educational and recreational opportunities,
and most important - responding to residents' needs. It is this
commitment to good government that has shaped Hanover Township into
what it is today- a thriving community, proud of its past and eager to
continue its tradition of stability and excellence in government.