Introduction to Hopewell, Virginia
Hopewell, Virginia is 21 miles SE of Richmond, Virginia (center to center) and 73 miles NW of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Part of the surrounding Richmond - Petersburg metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Hopewell is home to some 22,354 residents.
Hopewell was founded by Sir Thomas Dale in 1613. It went through a number of name changes beginning with Bermuda City, followed by Charles City, which was lengthened to Charles City Point, and later truncated to City Point. General Ulysses S. Grant used City Point as his headquarters in 1864 and 1865 during the Siege of Petersburg in the American Civil War. City Point continued to exist as an unincorporated town until 1923 when the City of Hopewell annexed it.
Hopewell and nearby Attractions
- Berkeley Plantation
- Shirley Plantation
- Coles Point Plantation, Marina & Campground
- Bushfield Golf Course
- Victoria Park
Things To Do In Hopewell
Hopewell is a beautiful city with a variety of recreational facilities. Those interested in learning about the area would find the historic sites of the city interesting. The Old City Point still has General Grant’s T-Shaped cabin. One can also visit the Tidewater Mansion. Golf lovers can spend time playing golf at the Bushfield Golf Course.
Richmond International Airport is nearby.
Hopewell Higher Education
Virginia State University, John Tyler Community College, and Virginia Commonwealth University offer facilities for higher education.