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Fort Lee in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

City Point and Hopewell

 
 
City Point and Hopewell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2006
1. City Point and Hopewell Marker
Inscription.  City Point is five miles northeast. There Governor Sir Thomas Dale made a settlement in 1613. In April, 1781, the British General Phillips landed there. Grant had his base of operations there in the siege of Petersburg, 1864-1865. Lincoln was there in April, 1865. In the World War the City of Hopewell grew up near by.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K-205.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US RevolutionaryWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1781.
 
Location. 37° 14.604′ N, 77° 21.122′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, Virginia, in Prince George County. Marker is on Oaklawn Blvd (Virginia Route 36), on the right when traveling east. Marker is on Oaklawn Blvd, just west of Lee Avenue at the Ft. Lee entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lee VA 23801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Grant's Cabin at City Point image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2006
2. Grant's Cabin at City Point
During the siege of Petersburg, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant made his headquarters here at City Point.
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. Women's Army Corps Training Center (here, next to this marker); Jordan Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Battery 6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Siege of Petersburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Prelude to Petersburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. ¼ mile away); Siege of Petersburg — Grant's First Offensive (approx. ¼ mile away); Battery 5 Trail (approx. ¼ mile away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History and Hopewell Facts. City of Hopewell website. (Submitted on December 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle of Petersburg. City of Petersburg. (Submitted on December 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. Grant's Headquarters. (Submitted on December 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 27, 2022