Old Hopewell Cemetery
|Elevation||105 ft (32 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||679355|
Warrenton is part of the Vicksburg Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The earliest settlement in this community was Hopewell Methodist Church and Cemetery, established in 1805. It was the first church in Warren County, and still exists a short distance east of Warrenton.
At the time, Warrenton was the largest, most centrally located, and most important place in the county.
During the 1830s, Warrenton continued as a place of cotton export.
Due to the town's low-lying swampy location, it suffered from river floods and epidemics such as yellow fever, smallpox and cholera.
Warrenton was a stop on the Vicksburg, Pensacola and Ship Island Railroad, constructed in the 1870s.
Today, the community is a mix of agriculture and residential properties. Nothing remains of the original settlement but the Hopewell Church and Cemetery. The Vicksburg Airport is located at the south end of Warrenton.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Warrenton, Mississippi
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- Map from 1842 showing the location of Warrenton in Mississippi