Located in the heart of Saugeen Country in southwestern Ontario, Hanover is a thriving town of over seven thousand people with a prosperous manufacturing and regional commercial development base. Whether you are a new resident, a visitor, or a business professional, Hanover offers everything you are looking for. Hanover – Close to Everything and Far from Ordinary!
The first settler in Hanover was Abraham Buck, who in 1849, turned west from the Garafraxa road at Durham with his travelling companion Mr. Jasper. After travelling approximately 11 miles, they came across the Saugeen River. Apparently claiming, "It is good for us to be here," Buck staked his land claim near a jam of logs and debris which provided a risky bridge for travellers and which became known as Buck's Crossing.
There is currently a population of 7,547 residents.