History of Hope Mills NC

Hope Mills is situated in western Cumberland County at 34°58′14″N 78°57′24″W (34.970679, −78.956603), south of Fayetteville, the region seat. The town community is close to a dam on Little Rockfish Creek, framing Hope Mills Lake. Little Rockfish Creek streams southeast to Rockfish Creek, a feeder of the Cape Fear River.

North Carolina Highway 59 (Main Street) goes through the focal point of the town, driving north 5 miles (8 km) to U.S. Highway 401 in western Fayetteville, and south 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to Interstate 95 at Exit 41. A few parcels around Exit 41 are inside as far as possible despite the fact that not associated with the town place.

As per the United States Census Bureau, the town has a complete territory of 7.0 square miles (18.2 km2), of which 6.9 square miles (18.0 km2) are land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), or 1.40%, is covered by water, including Hope Mills Lake.


Sanctioned in 1891, Hope Mills can follow its start back to 1766, when because of the abundance of common water power and the bounty of wood, a timber camp, saw factory, grist plant, and ceramics business were set up. In 1839, development of the main cotton plant fueled by the Hope Mills Dam was finished and was the start of another period for the town. A large part of the legacy and the town’s name itself can be ascribed to the cotton-processing industry that followed.

Before it was known as Hope Mills, the region was referred to as meager Rockfish Village and as Hope Mills Number One.

The neighborhood cotton factory and numerous different structures were scorched by General Sherman’s soldiers during the Civil War.

The Big Rockfish Presbyterian Church and Hope Mills Historic District are recorded on the National Register of Historic Places.


While the town is little, it offers its occupants a full assortment of administrations and amusement. Public parks and recreational offices are situated all through the town. These offices give strolling trails to tennis courts. Hope Mills has its own police and local groups of fire-fighters and is just minutes from four significant medical clinics. The new district library gives various extraordinary administrations, including summer understanding projects and public gathering rooms. Five strip malls, the memorable midtown area, a mailing station, two clinical centers, primary schools (Baldwin, Rockfish, Collier, and Cashwell), center schools (South View and Hope Mills), two secondary schools (South View and Gray’s Creek) and in excess of 20 holy places balance the network.