Getting to know Virginia – Hopewell/City Point

Hopewell is just a few minutes away from Chester on route 10. After following a few Civil War signs, I came across City Point, which overlooks the Appomattox River. According to Wikipedia: City Point was a town in Prince George County, Virginia that was annexed by the independent city of Hopewell in 1923. It served as headquarters of the Union Army during the Siege of Petersburg during the American Civil War.

It has a small pier for fishing as well as a trail that follows the river. I didn’t follow it the entire way, just long enough to shoot a few photos. It was quiet and very serene with some benches and a few picnic tables to sit and enjoy the view.

Up the hill from the water was the entrance to the National Park. It has a house and some nice grounds, but I didn’t explore further. I’ll return at a later time and add additional photos.

DSCN0701 DSCN0691 DSCN0692 DSCN0698 DSCN0696 DSCN0697  DSCN0693 DSCN0690 DSCN0685 DSCN0707 DSCN0706 DSCN0700 DSCN0712



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s