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Hopewell, Virginia (U.S.)

Independent City

Last modified: 2011-12-02 by rick wyatt
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[Hopewell flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 25 June 2009

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Description of the flag

The flag of the City of Hopewell, Virginia, is white field with city logo on it. The designer was a Council appointed committee. Information by Herbert Bragg, Director, Intergovernmental & Public Affairs of the City of Hopewell, who tried to locate further information, but didn't find anything in the City records. He sent me image of the city logo.

About the city:
"Hopewell is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The population was 22,354 at the 2000 census. 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." - from Wikipedia:,_Virginia.

Valentin Poposki, 25 June 2009