In 1613, City Point was established by Sir Thomas Dale, which would be the beginning of the historic Hopewell. City Point came to hold a crucial role in the American Revolution, and with General Grant’s Siege of Petersburg during the Civil War. With proximity to the James and Appomattox Rivers, Hopewell is a trading powerhouse, as well as a haven for immigrants, slaves and the military labor force. Tobacco warehouses were the city’s main income in the 1700s. In the early 1900s, Hopewell began a lifetime of industrialism. It was expanded by DuPont, a dynamite factory, which switched to guncotton for the first World War. Many large processing plants have made homes in Hopewell, such as Honeywell, Hercules, and Evonik Industries. Start shopping for homes for sale in Hopewell, VA.
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