About Our Township
East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, is located approximately 12 miles east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s State Capital. The Township is bounded on the east by East Hanover Township, Lebanon County; on the south by South Hanover and Derry Townships; on the west by West Hanover and Middle Paxton Townships; and on the north by Rush Township.
East Hanover is the third largest township in Dauphin County, having a land area of 39.1 square miles with a population hovering around 5,800. It is rectangular in shape, approximately 10 miles long and 4 miles wide. The length of the Township can be roughly divided into thirds by US 22 forming the northern boundary of the southern third and the Blue Mountain forming the southern boundary of the northern third. The Northern third of the Township is primarily state owned and contains State Game Land #211 and the Ft. Indiantown Gap Military Facility.