Hopewell, Washington County, Missouri

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Coordinates: 37°53′15″N 90°42′10″W / 37.88750°N 90.70278°W / 37.88750; -90.70278 Hopewell is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Missouri, United States. It lies at an elevation of 850 feet (259 m).

Washington County is approximately 65 miles south of St. Louis, Missouri and is divided into eleven townships: Belgrade, Belleview, Breton, Concord, Harmony, Johnson, Kingston, Liberty, Richwoods, Union and Walton.

Hopewell was founded in 1853 by John Evans[1] and originally named Hopewell Furnace, home to large smelting furnaces along the historic Iron Mountain Railroad. Hopewell is located within the Breton Township just off of state highway 8 between Potosi and Leadwood, Missouri. Its location is along one of the routes of the infamous Cherokee Trail of Tears. Historically, Hopewell was the site of various Civil War events.

a rural general store
Hopewell General Store 
a church partially obscured by a tree
Hopewell Union Church 
a rural church cemetery
Hopewell Union Church Cemetery 


  1. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 370.