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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Hopewell is approximately 23,101 (1990), 22591 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,625 (1990), 9129 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hopewell is 26.541 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.227 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hopewell to Washington DC is 112 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 19 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hopewell is positioned 37.29 degrees north of the equator and 77.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.


23 miles southeast of Richmond at the confluence of the James and Appomattox rivers in eastern Virginia. Hopewell is an independent city not associated with any county.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Hopewell. Though Hopewell is one of the younger cities, incorporated in 1916, it is one of the oldest inhabited areas in Virginia. A few days before the first inhabitants of Jamestown arrived in 1607, Captain Christopher Newport set foot on the soil of this area. Since 1613, there have been permanent settlements. Filled with history from the Revolutionary War in 1781 and from the Civil War when it served as a supply headquarters for the Union general, Ulysses S. Grant, Hopewell has preserved and restored many period buildings and sites.

In 1915, Dupont built production facilities here which was bolstered by the making of dynamite to aid in World War I. The incorporation came soon after the plant opened. City Point was annexed in 1923. After the war was over, the plant was closed and Hopewell's population plummeted from 50,000 to only a few thousand.

Click here for the Civil War trail.
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Flowerdew Hundred Foundation

Petersburg National Battlefield - a Civil War battleground site.

Fort Lee

Information about Hopewell.
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Hopewell City Government

Hopewell Municipal Building
300 North Main Street
Hopewell, VA 23860

Hopewell is an independent, incorporated city within Virginia. It is not part of any county and acts as an entity of its own without county affiliation, taxation, etc.

Hopewell has had a council/manager form of government since 1924. The City Council has seven members who are elected. They collectively select the City Manager.

Hopewell Chamber

Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce
210 North Second Avenue
P.O. Box 1297
Hopewell, VA 23860
Phone: 804-458-5536

Hopewell Organizations

Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce
210 North Second Avenue
P.O. Box 1297
Hopewell, VA 23860
Phone: 804-458-5536

Hopewell Libraries

Appomattox Regional Library System
245 East Cawson Street
Hopewell, Virginia 23860
(804) 458 6329 or (804) 861 0322
Serving Hopewell, Prince George & Dinwiddie

Hopewell Schools

Hopewell Public Schools
Telephone 804-541-6400
Postal address:
103 North 11th Avenue
Hopewell, Virginia 23860

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