Hopewell Valley is rich in history, but it's not unique. Thousands of small towns, villages and communities just like ours are spread across the country.
What does set this community apart are the people who have lived here and the acomplishments they've made during their lifetimes. Many aspects of their lives are still with us today. The fine homes, old farmsteads, churches, schools and commercial buildings they built still stand.
Index of Stories
The Story of Joab Houghton
Jack Davis 2009
The Saga of the Mercer & Somerset
Jack Koeppel 2007
Betsy Errickson 1981
The Story of St. Michael's Orphanage
Jack Koeppel 2006
Alice Blackwell Lewis 1976
Hopewell Baptist Church Founder
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Stories from Hopewell Valley's Past
Welcome to the local history section of our website
This past comes alive through their personal stories. The events that took place here and how they shaped the lives of local residents helps us to better understand our past.
Since its organization in 1975 the Hopewell Valley Historical Society has published a news-
letter that includes many well researched articles and lots of
interesting stories pertaining to Hopewell Valley's rich history. This beautifully designed periodical has kept society members informed for generations.
On this page we'll share a few of those articles.
We hope you'll enjoy the stories and encourage you to return from time to time for new content. If you'd like to support local history please consider becoming a society membership. It entitles you to receive our latest newsletter four times a year.