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Heritage Marker Program

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The Hanover Township Heritage Marker program began in April of 2011 to recognize and promote the many historic locations in Hanover Township. 

See a list of the current Heritage Markers below and click on the marker name for more information.

Do you have an idea for a Heritage Marker in Hanover Township? Please send us an email to or give us a call at 847-888-8329.

DEDICATED: April 30, 2011

Hanover Park Police Chief Carl Ahlstrand was killed by a semi-trailer in the line of duty on February 22, 1959 performing a routine traffic stop. Ahlstrand Park was named in his honor by the Hanover Park Park District on June 18, 1964. 

Please click here to read a story on the Ahlstrand Park Heritage Marker dedication.

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