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East Hanover Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the township population was 11,406. The town was incorporated in 1928 and has a total area of 8.2 square miles, all of it land.

The highly developed suburban community of East Hanover blends business, industrial, and residential development.  A complete range of housing is available in this area, from attractive older homes along quiet, tree-lined streets to newer constructions.

The East Hanover School District serves public school students in grades K through 8.  The schools in the district are Frank J. Smith School (grades K - 2), Central School (grades 3 - 5) and East Hanover Middle School (grades 6 - 8).

Public school students in grades 9 - 12 attend the Hanover Park Regional High School District, attending Hanover Park High School in East Hanover, together with students from Florham Park.  The district also serves students from the neighboring community of Hanover Township at Whippany Park High School in the Whippany.

Saint Rose of Lima Academy is a Catholic school operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson.

The heavily traveled Route 10 corridor has emerged as one of the finest shopping areas in the state, and Mount Pleasant Avenue offers a quaint historical district.

Transportation efficiencies are provided by Route 10, Interstates 280 and 287, and commuter bus service to New York City, being approximately 25 miles west of New York City. 

Recreational amenities include outdoor skating rinks, tennis courts, playgrounds, sports fields and courts, recreational centers, a YMCA, conservation areas, and swimming pools. 

Points of Interest include--
- Headquarters of the Nabisco company (now owned by Kraft Foods), 100 Deforest Avenue.
- Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 130 Route 10 West.
- Novartis and Sandoz, pharmaceutical and healthcare products company, 59 New Jersey 10.
- Funplex, a kids amusement park and indoor playground, 182 New Jersey 10.
- Gate of Heaven Cemetery, operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, 225 Ridgedale Avenue.
- The Hanover Manor, a large hall that can be rented out for banquets, parties, weddings and other events, 16 Eagle Rock Avenue.
- East Hanover Education Foundation - is a nonpartisan group of community members who have volunteered to promote and enhance educational excellence in our public schools through private resources.
- East Hanover Historical Society - maintains and preserves the historic Cook Halfway House (built in 1752) and the Marion Rowley Gardens located at 174 Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

Also, East Hanover hosts a Farmers' Market at Luker's Park (Eagle Rock Ave. & Ridgedale Ave), on summer and fall Mondays from 12 pm - 6 pm.

Restaurants include--
- Luigi's (Italian food), 434 Ridgedale Ave.
- Saffron (Indian), 249 Rte. 10.
- Penang (Malaysian, Thai), 200 Rte. 10 W.
- Mr. Chu (Chinese), East Hanover 44 Rte. 10 W.

National Register of Historic Places listings includes--
- Ellis Cook House, 174 Mount Pleasant Ave., East Hanover
- First Presbyterian Church of Hanover, Mount Pleasant and Hanover Aves., East Hanover
- Hanover Village Historic District, Area surrounding Hanover Rd. and Mount Pleasant Ave., East Hanover

Regarding the area history, the first settlers of the land where East Hanover now stands were the Lenni Lenape Indians.  Meaning "original people," the Lenni Lenape were divided into three sub-tribes that occupied the length of what we now know as New Jersey.  The Unami, meaning the people down the river, occupied the land now known as East Hanover.
The Unami’s existence in the area was disturbed when the Europeans landed in their "New World" in the late 1600s.  Since the creation of Hanover Township in 1720, its size has been considerably decreased as the population of the area has increased.  Originally encompassing Morris County and parts of both Sussex and Warren County, Hanover Township became too unwieldy for a single local government as time passed.

East Hanover as formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1928 from portions of Hanover Township.  East Hanover is defined by the joining of two rivers, the Whippany River to the west and north and the Passaic River to the east and north. This geographic effect led to the early name of East Hanover, "Hanover Neck."

The name Hanover came from the House of Hanover in Germany. This namesake was given to the Hanover Township in 1720 as a sign of respect to King George I of the House of Hanover, the British king who ruled over the American colonies in the 18th century.

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