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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Hopewell, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hopewell and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Hopewell:
    • 40.061749, -78.237512
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Hopewell
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Hopewell ...

We found 85 communities that share the name Hopewell.

There are three communities within Pennsylvania that are also named Hopewell.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another 82 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 82 communities, 83 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Chester County
      • This Hopewell is located in Chester County and lies 119 miles [191.5 km]<1> to the east of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Hopewell.
    • Delaware County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Hopewell [Delaware County].
    • Westmoreland County
      • This Hopewell is located in Westmoreland County and lies 58 miles [93.3 km]<1> to the west of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Hopewell.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Blount County
      • This Hopewell is located in Blount County and lies 604 miles [972 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Hopewell.
      • Cherokee County
      • This Hopewell is located in Cherokee County and lies 577 miles [928.6 km] to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Hopewell.
      • Cleburne County
      • This Hopewell is located in Cleburne County and lies 593 miles [954.3 km] to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cleburne County community of Hopewell.
      • DeKalb County
      • This Hopewell is located in DeKalb County and lies 581 miles [935 km] to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Hopewell.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Hopewell is located in Jefferson County and lies 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Hopewell.
      • Lee County
      • This Hopewell is located in Lee County and lies 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Hopewell.
    • Arkansas
      • Baxter County
      • This Hopewell is located in Baxter County and lies 804 miles [1,293.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baxter County community of Hopewell.
      • Boone County
      • This Hopewell is located in Boone County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Hopewell.
      • Cleburne County
      • This Hopewell is located in Cleburne County and lies 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cleburne County community of Hopewell.
      • Greene County
      • This Hopewell is located in Greene County and lies 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Hopewell.
      • Lawrence County
      • This Hopewell is located in Lawrence County and lies 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Hopewell.
      • Pike County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Hopewell [Pike County].
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Hopewell is located in Fairfield County and lies 271 miles [436.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Hopewell.
      • Hartford County
      • This Hopewell is located in Hartford County and lies 315 miles [506.9 km] to the east northeast of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of Hopewell.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Hopewell is located in Hillsborough County and lies 866 miles [1,393.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Hopewell.
      • Madison County
      • This Hopewell is located in Madison County and lies 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the south southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Hopewell.
    • Georgia
      • Camden County
      • This Hopewell is located in Camden County and lies 657 miles [1,057.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Hopewell.
      • Cherokee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Hopewell [Cherokee County].
      • Fulton County
      • This Hopewell is located in Fulton County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km] to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Hopewell.
      • Harris County
      • This Hopewell is located in Harris County and lies 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Hopewell.
    • Illinois
      • Marshall County
      • This Hopewell is located in Marshall County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the west of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Hopewell.
      • Mercer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Hopewell [Mercer County].
    • Indiana
      • DeKalb County
      • This Hopewell is located in DeKalb County and lies 364 miles [585.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Hopewell.
      • Johnson County
      • This Hopewell is located in Johnson County and lies 419 miles [674.3 km] to the west of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Hopewell.
      • Ripley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Hopewell [Ripley County].
    • Kansas
      • Johnson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Hopewell [Johnson County].
      • Pratt County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Hopewell [Pratt County].
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Hopewell [Washington County].
    • Kentucky
      • Green County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Hopewell [Green County].
      • Greenup County
      • This Hopewell is located in Greenup County and lies 274 miles [441 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenup County community of Hopewell.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Hopewell is located in Jefferson County and lies 410 miles [659.8 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Hopewell.
      • Laurel County
      • This Hopewell is located in Laurel County and lies 380 miles [611.6 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laurel County community of Hopewell.
    • Maryland
      • Howard County
      • This Hopewell is located in Howard County and lies 96 miles [154.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Hopewell.
      • Somerset County
      • This Hopewell is located in Somerset County and lies 192 miles [309 km] to the southeast of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Hopewell.
    • Mississippi
      • Benton County
      • This Hopewell is located in Benton County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Hopewell.
      • Calhoun County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Hopewell [Calhoun County].
      • Clay County
      • This Hopewell is located in Clay County and lies 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Hopewell.
      • Copiah County
      • This Hopewell is located in Copiah County and lies 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Copiah County community of Hopewell.
      • Covington County
      • This Hopewell is located in Covington County and lies 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Hopewell.
      • Marion County
      • This Hopewell is located in Marion County and lies 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Hopewell.
    • Missouri
      • Mississippi County
      • Although located in Mississippi County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi County community of Hopewell.
      • Warren County
      • This Hopewell is located in Warren County and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<1> to the west of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Hopewell.
      • Washington County
      • This Hopewell is located in Washington County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the west of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Hopewell.
    • New Jersey
      • Mercer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Hopewell [Mercer County].
    • New Mexico
      • Rio Arriba County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Rio Arriba County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rio Arriba County community of Hopewell.
    • New York
      • Dutchess County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Hopewell [Dutchess County].
      • Ontario County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Hopewell [Ontario County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Hopewell lies 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Hopewell is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 346 miles [556.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Hopewell.
      • Rutherford County
      • This Hopewell is located in Rutherford County and lies 375 miles [603.5 km] to the south southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Hopewell.
      • Wayne County
      • This Hopewell is located in Wayne County and lies 334 miles [537.5 km] to the south of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Hopewell.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Hopewell lies 869 miles [1,398.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
    • Ohio
      • Guernsey County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Hopewell [Guernsey County].
      • Jefferson County
      • This Hopewell is located in Jefferson County and lies 130 miles [209.2 km]<1> to the west of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Hopewell.
      • Lucas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Hopewell [Lucas County].
      • Muskingum County
      • This Hopewell is located in Muskingum County and lies 208 miles [334.7 km] to the west of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Hopewell.
      • Seneca County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Seneca County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Seneca County community of Hopewell.
    • Oklahoma
      • Atoka County
      • This Hopewell is located in Atoka County and lies 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atoka County community of Hopewell.
    • Oregon
      • Yamhill County
      • This Hopewell is located in Yamhill County and lies 2,277 miles [3,664.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yamhill County community of Hopewell.
    • South Carolina
      • Williamsburg County
      • This Hopewell is located in Williamsburg County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km]<1> to the south of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamsburg County community of Hopewell.
      • York County
      • This Hopewell is located in York County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km] to the south southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Hopewell.
    • Tennessee
      • Bradley County
      • This Hopewell is located in Bradley County and lies 492 miles [791.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradley County community of Hopewell.
      • Cannon County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Hopewell [Cannon County].
      • Carroll County
      • This Hopewell is located in Carroll County and lies 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Hopewell.
      • Claiborne County
      • This Hopewell is located in Claiborne County and lies 371 miles [597.1 km] to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne County community of Hopewell.
      • Davidson County
      • This Hopewell is located in Davidson County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davidson County community of Hopewell.
      • Decatur County
      • This Hopewell is located in Decatur County and lies 615 miles [989.7 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Hopewell.
      • Gibson County
      • This Hopewell is located in Gibson County and lies 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gibson County community of Hopewell.
      • Maury County
      • This Hopewell is located in Maury County and lies 574 miles [923.8 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of Hopewell.
      • Tipton County
      • This Hopewell is located in Tipton County and lies 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tipton County community of Hopewell.
    • Texas
      • Franklin County
      • This Hopewell is located in Franklin County and lies 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Hopewell.
      • Houston County
      • This Hopewell is located in Houston County and lies 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Hopewell.
      • Lamar County
      • This Hopewell is located in Lamar County and lies 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamar County community of Hopewell.
      • Leon County
      • This Hopewell is located in Leon County and lies 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leon County community of Hopewell.
      • Red River County
      • Although located in Red River County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Red River County community of Hopewell.
    • Virginia
      • Fauquier County
      • This Hopewell is located in Fauquier County and lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fauquier County community of Hopewell.
      • Hopewell City
      • This Hopewell is located in Hopewell City and lies 197 miles [317 km] to the south southeast of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hopewell City community of Hopewell.
    • Washington
      • Clark County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Hopewell [Clark County].
    • West Virginia
      • Barbour County
      • This Hopewell is located in Barbour County and lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barbour County community of Hopewell.
      • Fayette County
      • This Hopewell is located in Fayette County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km] to the southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Hopewell.
      • Marion County
      • This Hopewell is located in Marion County and lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Hopewell.
      • Preston County
      • This Hopewell is located in Preston County and lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the west southwest of the Hopewell that is located in Bedford County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preston County community of Hopewell.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hopewell ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Budds Place
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Budds Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Budds Place
    • Budds Place is located in Fulton County
  • Coaldale
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
    • Coaldale is located in Bedford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
  • Cypher
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypher have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypher
    • Cypher is located in Bedford County
  • Graceville
    (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graceville
    • Graceville is located in Bedford County
  • Jerkwater
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerkwater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerkwater
    • Jerkwater is located in Bedford County
  • Old Mountain House
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Mountain House have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Mountain House
    • Old Mountain House is located in Fulton County
  • Sandy Run
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Run
    • Sandy Run is located in Bedford County
  • Shortys Place
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shortys Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shortys Place
    • Shortys Place is located in Fulton County
  • Stone Row
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Row have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Row
    • Stone Row is located in Bedford County
  • Valley-Hi
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley-Hi have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley-Hi
    • Valley-Hi is located in Fulton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15 people

How Far From Hopewell to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Hopewell to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Hopewell and extending to:

  • Bedford, which is the Seat of Bedford County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hopewell to Bedford, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 102 miles [164.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,898 miles [9,491.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,611 miles [10,639.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,486 miles [7,219.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hopewell. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hopewell) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hopewell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0617, Longitude: -78.2375       In this case, the coordinates for Hopewell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Hopewell could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Hopewell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Hopewell to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.534 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.35 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.783 degrees.









 

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