New Hope, Alabama

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New Hope is a city in Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population is 2,539.

Originally named Cloud's Town in 1829 by its founder William Cloud, it was incorporated in 1832 under the name of Vienna. Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Reed of the 12th Indiana Calvary seized the town on May 29, 1864 during the American Civil War. Vienna was burned by the Union Army on December 15, 1864. All that remained were the post office and Masonic Lodge[1]. Since there was already a post office called Vienna in southern Alabama, the rebuilt city was incorporated in 1883 as New Hope, taking its name from the New Hope Methodist Church.



New Hope Elementary School (K-8)
New Hope High School (9-12)


New Hope is located at 34°32′17″N 86°24′44″W / 34.53806°N 86.41222°W / 34.53806; -86.41222 (34.538194, -86.412129)[2].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.9 square miles (22.9 km²), of which 8.8 square miles (22.9 km²) are land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.23%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,539 people, 1,033 households, and 729 families residing in the city. The population density was 287.6 people per square mile (111.0/km²). There were 1,124 housing units at an average density of 127.3/sq mi (49.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.80% White, 0.39% Black or African American, 1.81% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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