New Hanover, Illinois

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New Hanover
Unincorporated community
Name origin: Hanover, Germany
hometown of founder
Country United States
State Illinois
County Monroe
Precinct 11
Elevation 577 ft (176 m)
Coordinates 38°23′12″N 90°13′38″W / 38.38667°N 90.22722°W / 38.38667; -90.22722Coordinates: 38°23′12″N 90°13′38″W / 38.38667°N 90.22722°W / 38.38667; -90.22722
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62298
Area code 618
Location of New Hanover within Illinois
Location of New Hanover within Illinois

New Hanover, Illinois is a small unincorporated community in Monroe County, Illinois, United States. It derives its name from Hanover, Germany,[1] of which many of the immediate area's settlers, including notably Henry B. Stehr, its founder, were natives. It was platted and surveyed by Hugo Ropiquet, county surveyor, January 17, 1860. The first house, a frame dwelling, was built by John Karius about 1845. New Hanover also gave its name to a historic precinct of Monroe County, which was carved out of Bluff, and the former Eagle and Fountain Precincts (later renamed Columbia and Waterloo, respectively) in 1875 and comprised the territory surrounding it.[2]


  1. ^ Allen, John W. (January 11, 1963). "Place Names Have Colorful History". The Southeast Missourian. p. 6. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Combined History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry Counties, Illinois, J. L. McDonough & Co., Philadelphia, 1883