Hanover, Wisconsin

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Hanover, Wisconsin
Census-designated place
Location in Rock County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Rock County and the state of Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°38′19″N 89°09′43″W / 42.63861°N 89.16194°W / 42.63861; -89.16194Coordinates: 42°38′19″N 89°09′43″W / 42.63861°N 89.16194°W / 42.63861; -89.16194
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.574 sq mi (1.49 km2)
 • Land0.574 sq mi (1.49 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
794 ft (242 m)
 • Total181
 • Density320/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
GNIS feature ID1566042[1]

Hanover is an unincorporated census-designated place located in the town of Plymouth, Rock County, Wisconsin, United States. It is west of Janesville and east of Orfordville. As of the 2010 census, its population was 181.[2]


Hanover was originally called Bass Creek.[3] The present name is after Hanover, Germany, the native home of a large share of the early settlers.[3] A post office was established as Bass Creek in 1856 and renamed Hanover in 1859; the post office closed in 2014.[4][5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hanover, Wisconsin
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 81.
  4. ^ "Rock County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  5. ^ Duwe, Gina (August 25, 2014). "The end for 53542: Hanover post office closing this week". Janesville Gazette. Retrieved March 20, 2015.