10,000 acres of land where Hanover would later be located is given to John Digges from Lord Baltimore
Catholic settlers move into the area that will become Hanover.
Richard McAllister purchased the land where the town of Hanover would later be built.
Michael Tanner who owned a lot of land around Hanover suggested the name Hanover because he was from Hanover, Germany. Others agreed because they wanted to keep the German people in the area happy.
Richard McAllister divided his farm into lots and founded Hanover.
The governments in PA and MD argued over where the border between the two colonies really was.
Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the land where Maryland and Pennsylvania joined and determined the border now known as the Mason/Dixon line.
Thomas Jefferson stayed in Hanover on his way to the first Continental Congress