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Location: Hopetown, West Coast, Berbice 

Classification: Historic Settlement 

Period/ Year Built: Established circa 1840 

Historical Background / Description: 

Hopetown, located on the West Coast of Berbice is located 89 kilometres (55.27 miles) from Georgetown. The village was established by 109 former slaves circa 1840. They paid $2,000.00 for the E half of Plantation Perseverance containing 1 square kilometre (250 acres) of land; the plantation was then renamed Hopetown. In recent years, the village has become known for its annual Soiree which is held during the annual Emancipation celebrations.