Hopewell is located where the Appomattox and James Rivers merge just south of Richmond. This is a small industrial working city with older homes. The city covers 10.8 square miles and has a population of 22,735. Fort Lee is just south of the city.

Interesting trivia: General Grant used City Point (now Hopewell) as his headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg in 1864 and 1865.