Hancock, Me., Hancock co. On the head waters
of Frenchman's Bay. 85 miles E. from Augusta.
Hancock, Md., Washington co. On the N.
bank of the Potomac River. 125 miles N. W.
Hancock, Ms., Berkshire co., is a mountainous
town; and in some parts of it the mountains
are so abrupt that the inhabitants, in passing
from one end of it to the other, are obliged to
travel out of the town, and even through a part
of the state of New York. Although the surface
of the town in many parts is too rough for culti-
vation, yet there is much good grazing on the
sides of the mountains. There is a narrow val-
ley in Hancock, about 7 miles in length, of great
beauty and fertility. Here are some of the best
farms in the county, and here are seated, in a
delightful village, a family of more than 200
Shakers. 10 miles N. W. from Pittsfield, whence
to Boston is 151 miles, by the railroad.
Hancock County, Mi., c. h. at Shieldsboro'.
Bounded N. by Marion co., E. by Harrison, S.
by the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Borgne, and
W. by Pearl River, separating it from Louisiana.
Surface undulating on the N., and level on the
S.; soil of poor quality.
Hancock, N. H., Hillsboro' co. The soil is
various, but generally productive. The land is
diversified, and affords many good farms. Con-
toocook and its branches furnish this town with
water. There are two ponds here, which furnish
a variety of fish. This town was named after
Governor Hancock, of Boston, who was one of
the original proprietors. First settler, John
Grimes, in May, 1764. 36 miles S. W. from
Concord, and 22 N. W. from Amherst.
Hancock, N. Y., Delaware co. A large town,
situated at the junction of the Papacton branch
with the main stream of the Delaware River.
The surface is broken and mountainous. 24
miles S. from Delhi, and 129 S. W. from Albany.
Hancock County, 0., c. h. at Findlay. Seneca
and Crawford counties bound it on the E., Wood
on the N., Hardin on the S., and Putnam co. on
the W. It has a good soil, which is well watered
by tributaries from Blanchard's River.
'Hancock, Yt., Addison co. Emerson's branch
of White River, the sixth branch of the same, and
Leicester River, all rise near the S. W. corner of
this township. Middlebury River also heads in
the western part. These streams afford several
very good mill privileges. The whole of the
township lies upon the Green Mountains, but
the principal ridge is on the western side. The
surface of Hancock is high and broken, and but
a small portion of it suitable for tillage; it, how-
ever, produces good grass. The settlement was
commenced in the year 1778. 15 miles S. E.
from Middlebury, and 30 S. W. from Montpelier.
Hancock County, Aa. New.
Hancock County, Te. New. Taken from Clai-
borne. On the N. E. border of the state.
Hancock County, Ya. New. Taken from
Brooke. In the extreme N. W. corner of the
state, between the Ohio and the Pennsylvania
Hannibal, N. Y., Oswego co. Watered by
several small creeks, which flow into Lake On-
tario. The surface is undulating; soil fertile.
12 miles S. from Oswego, and 168 N. W. from
Hanover, Ms., Plymouth co. The North River
separates this town from Pembroke, on the S.,
and affords it a good water power. The surface
is quite level, with gentle swells, affording white
oak and pine timber; the soil is diluvial, and
with good management is made quite productive.
The anchors of our favorite ship, ‘‘ Old Iron-
sides," were made in this place. Hanover Four
Corners," a handsome village on the banks of
the river, is quite a business place, and lies 22
miles S. E. from Boston, and 14 N. W. from
Plymouth. The Old Colony Railroad passes
Hanover, N. H., Grafton co. The Connecticut
River separates Hanover from Norwich, Yt., to
which place it is connected by a bridge across
the river. This is the principal stream; there
are, besides, Mink, Slate, and Goose Pond
Brooks. In the Connecticut River are several
islands ; the largest is called Parker's. The sur-
face is diversified, well improved, and the greatest
part suitable for farms. There is but a small
proportion of waste land, less, perhaps, than in
any other town in the county. It is estimated
that nearly one half is under improvement.
Moose Mountain is a considerable elevation, ex-
tending across the town from N. to S. The prin-
cipal village is in the S. W. corner of the town,
on a beautiful and extensive plain, half a mile
from Connecticut River, and 180 feet above the
level of its waters. Vegetable substances are
found in this plain from 50 to 80 feet deep.
Most of the houses of the villages are built
round a square, level area of 12 acres, upon
which, also, the buildings of the college front,
making together a very handsome appearance.
See Colleges. First settlers, Colonel Edward Free-
man, Benjamin Davis, Benjamin Rice, Gideon
Smith, and Asa Parker, in 1765. 69 miles N.
from Concord, and 30 S. from Haverhill.
Hanover, N. J., Burlington co. Watered by
Black's, Crosswick's, and a branch of Rancocus
Creeks. Surface level; soil sand and sandy
loam. 12 miles N. E. from Mount Holly.
Hanover, N. J., Morris co. Watered by Whip-
pany and Parsipany Rivers, flowing into the
Rockaway, which bounds it on the N. Surface
hilly on the N. W.; soil clay, gravel, and loam.
5 miles N. from Morristown, and 57 N. N. E. from
Hanover, N. Y., Chautauque co. Bounded on
the N. by Lake Erie and Cattaraugus Creek, and
is drained by Silver and Black Walnut Creeks.
The surface of the S. part is elevated and hilly ;
the soil in the valleys and on the borders of the
lake is rich alluvion. This vicinity is celebrated
for its large forest trees. 26 miles N. E. from
Maysville, and 315 W. by S. from Albany.
Hanover, Pa., Northampton co. Bounded on
the S. E. by Manokissy Creek. Surface level;
soil fertile calcareous loam.
Hanover, Pa., Washington co. Drained by
Herman's and Indian Creeks, branches of the
Ohio River. Surface hilly, abounding with coal;
soil loam. 22 miles N. W. from Washington.
Hanover County, Va., c.h. at Hanover. Bound-
ed N. and E. by North Anna River, separating it
from Caroline and King William counties, S. by
New Kent and Henrico counties, and W. by
Goochland and Louisa counties. Watered on
the S. by a branch of James River. Surface
hilly; soil much diversified.
Hanover; Va., c. h. Hanover co., occupies an
elevated position near Pamunky River, and 20
miles N. from Richmond.