Hanover County, Virginia

Hanover County: County in Virginia, United States


Hanover County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 99,863 and a population density of 81 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 108,262 inhabitants. Its county seat is Hanover Courthouse. The county was created 303 years ago in 1720.

Hanover County locator map
Location of Hanover County on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Hanover County

Population : 108,262 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
Area : 1228 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.1%
Land as percent of area : 98.9%
Named for : Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Altitude : 203 feet / 62 meters
Capital : Hanover Courthouse
Establishment : November 11, 1720
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 04:11:09 (20th April 2024)
Density : 88 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.76% (2010-2020)
HanoverCourthouseandMemorial image
HanoverCourthouseandMemorial image


Hanover County is located at 37°45'37"N 77°29'27"W (37.7601500, -77.4908700). It has 7 neighbors: Caroline County, Goochland County, Henrico County, King William County, Louisa, New Kent County and Spotsylvania County.

Hanover County map

Hanover County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hanover County.

City Name Population Title
Mechanicsville 36,348 Town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States
Ashland 7,908 Town in Virginia, United States

Hanover County has 7 neighbours.

  • Hanover Courthouse


The population of Hanover County increased by 7.76% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 99,863 - census
2011 99,908 0.05% estimation process
2012 100,339 0.43% estimation process
2013 101,065 0.72% estimation process
2014 101,724 0.65% estimation process
2015 103,071 1.31% estimation process
2016 104,290 1.17% estimation process
2017 105,674 1.31% estimation process
2018 106,886 1.13% estimation process
2019 107,766 0.82% estimation process
2020 108,262 0.46% estimation process

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People born in Hanover County (35)

People born in Hanover County, including attorney, planter, politician and Founding Father of the United States Patrick Henry, politician from Kentucky Henry Clay, Delegate and a U.S. Representative from Missouri John Scott, .


  • Ballard Smith (Continental Army officer and politician) he was born in 01/01/1800
  • Charles Tait (American politician (1768-1835)) he was born in 01/02/1768
  • John Williams (American lawyer, politician, judge; member of Continental Congress; signer of Articles of Confederation (1731-1799)) he was born in 14/03/1731
  • John Williams (American leader from Caswell County, North Carolina during the American Revolution (1740-1804)) he was born in 07/07/1740
  • Thomas Nelson Page (American lawyer, author, and diplomat) he was born in 23/04/1853
  • Sheri Holman (novelist) she was born in 01/06/1966
  • Stephen Heard (American politician) he was born in 01/11/1740
  • Bill Deitrick (American baseball player) he was born in 30/04/1902
  • Charles Minor (American academic (1835-1903)) he was born in 03/12/1835
  • George H. Denny (American academic, university president) he was born in 03/12/1870
  • George Weare Braikenridge (antiquarian) he was born in 04/01/1775
  • Henry Timberlake (American explorer) he was born in 01/01/1730
  • James Lyons (Confederate politician) he was born in 12/10/1801
  • James Williams (American pioneer, farmer, and miller) he was born in 01/01/1740
  • John T. Walsh (American Adventist) he was born in 15/02/1816
  • Samuel T. Day (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1828
  • Thomas Allin (American surveyor, Revolutionary War soldier, and political leader) he was born in 14/05/1757
  • Thomas S. Hinde (American minister and businessman) he was born in 19/04/1785

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