Hanoverton, Ohio

Hanoverton (On the Highway since 1913) Population: 400.

Also a bustling stop on the Sandy and Beaver Canal route and safe-haven for runaway slaves, Hanover (now Hanoverton) boasts a "Heights" neighborhood of fine brick Federalist style buildings, 10 of which are now on the National Register.

The Heights on Plymouth Street

  • A concrete replica LH post is found in Hanoverton at the intersection of the Lincoln Highway and Historic Plymouth St.

  • Spread Eagle Tavern (est. 1837), a fully restored five bedroom inn with seven dining rooms.

  • The Spread Eagle Tavern.

  • Village Park is a good place to see the remains of the canal, and there are several buildings there of early 1800s construction.

A reconstructed pillar donated by Dave Johnson.


This narrow stone culvert still visible from the road just east of Hanoverton would have been sufficient for slow moving horses or buggys, but treacherous for faster moving cars and trucks. By 1919 it had been bypassed in favor of a more sturdy path. 

The Lincoln Highway Association built better roads.

It was not enough that the Lincoln Highway Association laid out a coast to coast highway; they stayed in business and continued to improve the route for at least fifteen years. Many road department representatives from other countries visited the road to learn the best road building techniques.