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Mount Hope WV

Mount Hope West Virginia
“You’ll Find A Community To Treasure”

Town of Mount Hope WV

Mount Hope West Virginia is a town back in time and a great place to visit with more than 32,000 acres of national parkland. Mount Hope looks much as it did during the early-1900’s. Antique storefronts still line its sunny main street. Children regularly race to its ball fields after school. The bells at the Baptist Temple echo across the vale that the community of 1,500 rests within.

History of Mount Hope WV

The town was so named because Luther Warner, the first postmaster of the Mt. Hope, had moved here from a town named Mount Hope, located in the state of Rhode Island.  Since Postmaster Warner was probably called upon to supply the official name for the post office, he may have simply given the new post office the name of the town from which his family came. Mount Hope, a community in the mountains of Fayette County, West Virginia, approximately eight miles north of the city of Beckley.

Mount Hope was settled perhaps as early as the 1830s by William Blake who soon established an inn for early travelers through the region. Mt. Hope began to boom after the coal fields surrounding the town were opened in 1894.

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