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Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Captain Francis Eppes Making Friends with the Appomattox Indians"

(also referred to as "Origin of Hopewell")

 

— By: Edmund Minor Archer —

 
"Captain Francis Eppes Making Friends with the Appomattox Indians" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
1. "Captain Francis Eppes Making Friends with the Appomattox Indians" Marker
Inscription.  The mural (oil on canvas) was painted in 1939 as part of the Section of Fine Arts, Federal Works Agency, Public Building Administration. On January 31, 1939, the artwork was unveiled in the Hopewell Post Office lobby. According to tradition, the ship Hopewell was the namesake of the Eppes' farm and the City of Hopewell.
 
Erected by City of Hopewell, Commonwealth of Virginia; Rotary International.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkColonial EraNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is January 31, 1939.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 37° 18.167′ N, 77° 17.298′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Poythress Street and North 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Poythress Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 W Poythress St, Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Peter Francisco (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. M. L. King, Jr. (about 600
"Captain Francis Eppes Making Friends with the Appomattox Indians" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
2. "Captain Francis Eppes Making Friends with the Appomattox Indians" Marker
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feet away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Randolph (approx. ¼ mile away); Depot Field Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cpl Philip R Smith (approx. half a mile away); Pvt. John G. Smith (approx. half a mile away); In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
 
Additional keywords. New Deal
 
The mural inside the post office image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
3. The mural inside the post office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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