Chartered in 1891, Hope Mills can trace its beginning back to 1766, when due to the wealth of natural water power and the abundance of timber, a lumber camp, saw mill, grist mill and pottery business were established. In 1839, construction of the first cotton mill was completed and was the beginning of a new era for the town. Much of the heritage and the town’s name itself can be attributed to the cotton milling industry that followed.
Hope Mills is a community of 12,355 residents located along Interstate I-95 just south of Fayetteville. The town offers a safe, quiet, peaceful, southern village environment in which to live. Conveniently located, Hope Mills is just 10 miles from Fort Bragg, 4 miles from the Fayetteville Airport and 3 miles from the 620 acre Cumberland Industrial Center.
While the town is small, it offers its residents a full variety of services and recreation. There are public parks and recreational facilities located throughout the town. These facilities provide a wide range of activities from our lake to walking trails to tennis courts. Hope Mills has its own Police and Fire Departments and is only minutes away from four major hospitals. Our new county library provides a number of special services including summer reading programs and public meeting rooms. Five shopping centers, the historic downtown district, a post office, two medical clinics, four elementary schools, two junior high schools, two high schools and twenty churches round out a community in which to raise a family and enjoy life.