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Hopewell City Point Historic District

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Northeast of downtown, bounded by the Appomattox and James rivers on the west, north and east, and on the south by an irregular line from Francis St. to Water St.

The site of a 1613 settlement of which little remains, this area became the Union army headquarters during the sieges of Petersburg and Richmond. Over 100,000 Union troops passed through the town, and it was the site of a vast supply depot. During World War I, as the location of the army's Camp Lee, Hopewell became a major embarkation point for troops bound for Europe. The City Point Historic District contains approximately seven blocks of treelined streets, with buildings that date largely from the nineteenth century and exhibiting a variety of styles.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Hopewell City Point Historic District", [Hopewell, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 479-479.

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