Home to one of the oldest Christian congregations in Mecklenburg County. Religious services began as early as the 1750s, when itinerant ministers from the Presbyterian Synods of Philadelphia and New York, as well as occasional evangelist from the back country, preached to Scotch-Irish settlers.
Attracted to the region by fertile bottom land along the Catawba River, the farmers of Hopewell developed a cotton economy of considerable size and vigor. Leaders such as John McKnitt Alexander, Major John Davidson and Alexander Caldwell worshipped at the church during its first century. Hopewell contains the graves of four signers of the Mecklenburg County Declaration of Independence.
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