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Hopewell, Virginia
Waterfront at City Point, Virginia (now part of Hopewell) in 1865

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Location in the State of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°17′25″N 77°18′18″W / 37.29028, -77.305
Country United States
State Virginia
Incorporated 1914
Government
 - Mayor Steven R. Taylor
Area
 - City 10.8 sq mi (28.0 km²)
 - Land 10.2 sq mi (26.5 km²)
 - Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km²)  5.36%
Elevation 50 ft (15.2 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 22,354
 - Density 2,182.3/sq mi (842.9/km²)
 - Metro 1,175,652
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 23860
Area code(s) 804
FIPS code 51-38424[1]
GNIS feature ID 1495714[2]
Website: www.ci.hopewell.va.us

Hopewell is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The population was 22,354 at the 2000 census. It is in Tri-Cities area of the Richmond-Petersburg region and is a portion of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Hopewell with Prince George county for statistical purposes. 1865 photo of waterfront, city point, virginia (now hopewell) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias VA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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History

City Point

The city owes its existence to its site overlooking the James and Appomattox Rivers. City Point, the oldest part of Hopewell, was established in 1613 by Sir Thomas Dale. It was first known as "Bermuda City" (one of many appearances of the name of the Atlantic archipelago, itself once part of Virginia, on the map of Virginia) which was changed to Charles City, lengthened to Charles City Point, and later abbreviated to City Point. The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 660 km (410 miles) long including its Jackson River source and drains a watershed comprising 27,019 km² (10,432 square miles). ... The Appomattox River at Matoaca, Virginia The Appomattox River is a tributary of the James River, approximately 137 mi (220 km), in central and eastern Virginia in the United States. ... Waterfront at City Point, Virginia (now Hopewell) in 1865 City Point was a town in Prince George County, Virginia in the state of Virginia. ... Events January - Galileo observes Neptune, but mistakes it for a star and so is not credited with its discovery. ... Sir Thomas Dale (d. ... For other uses, see Bermuda (disambiguation). ...


"Charles City Point" was in Charles City Shire when the first eight shires were established in the Colony of Virginia in 1634. Charles City Shire soon became known as Charles City County in 1637. An area of the county south of the river including City Point became Prince George County in 1703. Charles City Shire was formed in 1634 in the Virginia colony. ... Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1619 Seat Charles City Area  - Total  - Water 529 km² (204 mi²) 56 km² (21 mi²) 10. ... Events February 2 - Earthquake in Aquila, Italy February 4 - In Japan, the 47 samurai commit seppuku (ritual suicide) February 14 - Earthquake in Norcia, Italy April 21 - Company of Quenching of Fire (ie. ...


During the American Civil War, City Point was the headquarters of General Ulysses S. Grant during the Siege of Petersburg in 1864 and 1865. The City Point Railroad, built in 1838 between City Point and Petersburg played an important role in the campaign, and later became the oldest portion of the Norfolk and Western Railway, itself now a part of Norfolk Southern. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Ulysses S. Grant,[2] born Hiram Ulysses Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), was an American general and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869–1877). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America Commanders Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee Strength 67,000 – 125,000 average of 52,000 Casualties 53,386 ~32,000 The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign was a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 15, 1864, to March... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1865 (MDCCLXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... City Point Railroad was a nine-mile railroad in eastern Virginia established in 1838 which ran from City Point (now part of the independent City of Hopewell) on the navigable portion of the James River to Petersburg, Virginia. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Founded December 17, 1748 Government  - Mayor Annie M. Mickens Area  - City  23. ... The Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W) (AAR reporting marks NW), a US class I railroad, was formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982. ... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ...


City Point was an unincorporated town in Prince George County until the City of Hopewell annexed the Town of City Point in 1923. Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Hopewell Farm

Hopewell was developed by DuPont Company in 1914 as Hopewell Farm, an incorporated area in Prince George County. DuPont first built a dynamite factory there, then switched to the manufacture of guncotton during World War I. Nearly burned to the ground in the infamous Hopewell Fire of 1915, Hopewell prospered afterwards and became known as the "Wonder City". Unlike most cities in Virginia, Hopewell was never incorporated as a town but was incorporated as an independent city in 1916. It was abandoned by DuPont after World War I and briefly became a ghost town, until Tubize Corporation established a plant at the old DuPont site in 1923. The same year, the city of Hopewell annexed the neighboring town of City Point. Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), the worlds second largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about a high explosive. ... Nitrocellulose (Cellulose nitrate, guncotton) is a highly flammable compound formed by nitrating cellulose (e. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


1935 bus tragedy

Hopewell made national news when, on December 22, 1935, a bus plunged through the open draw of the Appomattox River Drawbridge on State Route 10 just outside Hopewell's city limits. Of the 15 occupants of the bus, only one survived. Today, the modern twin spans of the Charles Hardaway Marks Bridges cross nearby. is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Autobus redirects here. ... The Appomattox River at Matoaca, Virginia The Appomattox River is a tributary of the James River, approximately 137 mi (220 km), in central and eastern Virginia in the United States. ... Drawbridge at the fort of Ponta da Bandeira; Lagos, Portugal A drawbridge is a type of movable bridge typically associated with the entrance of a castle, but the term is often used to describe all different types of movable bridges, like bascule bridges and lift bridges. ... State Route 10 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia, running between Richmond and Suffolk. ... Charles Hardaway Marks Bridges are twin spans which carry Virginia State Highway 10 across the Appomattox River in Virginia. ...


Public Schools

Hopewell currently has six public schools; Hopewell High school (High School), Carter G. Woodson (Middle School), Patrick Copeland (Elemantary), Dupont (Elemantary), Harry E. James (Elemantary), and Woodlawn Learning Center (Pre-School & A.E.).


Recent history

Smokestacks rise from Hopewell's skyline

Hopewell is the host city of large chemical plants owned by the Honeywell Corporation, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, and Hercules Chemical. It has dealt with many environmental issues over the years, most notably the infamous kepone debacle of the 1970's. Honeywell Heating Specialties Company Stock Certificate dated 1924 signed by Mark C. Honeywell - courtesy of Scripophily. ... Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (NASDAQ: SSCC) is an American paperboard and paper-based packaging company based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Kepone (also known as Chlordecone) was a carcinogenic pesticide related to mirex. ...


In 1977, Hopewell again made the national news when a tanker hit the Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge. Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge, on the James River near Hopewell, Virginia The Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge carries Virginia State Highway 156 across the James River between Jordans Point in Prince George County and Charles City County near the independent city of Hopewell, Virginia in the United States. ...


Although still an important industrial city, like many cities, it has faced issues of urban decay. Its middle class has largely disappeared into Prince George County, and its housing stock is dominated by rental properties and low-income housing projects.


However, Hopewell has seen a resurgence with renewed development of its large waterfront areas, the downtown areas, and the City Point Historical District. The city has a collection of Sears Catalog Homes, with several available for exterior viewing on a self-guided tour. City Point is the name of two places in the United States: City Point, Virginia an extinct town now a portion of Hopewell, Virginia City Point, Wisconsin a town located in Jackson County, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... Advertisement for Modern Home No. ...


Hopewell is also home to an impressive collection of Aladdin Kit Homes, and may have had one of the largest collections in the country at one time. Many of these Aladdin Kit Homes have been razed.


Since 1994 Hopewell has been twinned with Ashford, Kent, U.K. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... , The town of Ashford lies on the River Great Stour, M20 motorway, South Eastern Main Line and High Speed 1 railways, in the borough of Ashford, located just south of the North Downs, in Kent, England. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... “UK” redirects here. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.8 square miles (28.0 km²). 10.2 square miles (26.5 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) is water. The total area is 5.36% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Adjacent counties

Chesterfield County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed Seat Prince George Area  - Total  - Water 730 km² (282 mi²) 42 km² (16 mi²) 5. ...

Demographics

The newly-restored historic Beacon Theater, in downtown Hopewell

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 22,354 people, 9,055 households, and 6,075 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,182.3 people per square mile (842.9/km²). There were 9,749 housing units at an average density of 951.7/sq mi (367.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 62.29% White, 33.48% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 2.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 9,055 households, out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 21.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.94. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The age of the population is spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there are 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,196, and the median income for a family was $38,043. Males had a median income of $30,835 versus $23,398 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,338. About 12.5% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Media

The Hopewell News, operated by Lancaster Management Inc., is a biweekly newspaper which covers local events[1]. The front page, as a PDF, is available from the paper's website.


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References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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External links

  • City of Hopewell
  • Beacon Theatre
  • Hopewell, Virginia is at coordinates 37°17′25″N 77°18′12″W / 37.290399, -77.303371 (Hopewell, Virginia)Coordinates: 37°17′25″N 77°18′12″W / 37.290399, -77.303371 (Hopewell, Virginia)

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