Along with its neighbor Ashton, Hopeville was home to several United States Armed Forces nuclear missile bases and silos. In 2077, along with the rest of the world, it burned in nuclear fire. Although the Hopeville area was a major part of the ballistic defense matrix, the missiles raining down on the city must have caught the soldiers there by surprise, as their ICBMs never left the silos.
Hopeville was also the subject of a major Big MT research project concerning meteorology; a project that ended in a disaster, spawning the horrible dust storms for which the Divide is infamous. Besides this project, Big MT was also a partner in different enterprises: at one point, an entire local hippie commune that protested outside Hopeville against the ongoing Sino-American War was rounded up by the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, special riot control officers wearing a new model of L.A.P.D. riot armor, and shipped off to the Big Mountain Research and Development Center as test subjects.
Centuries later, a small survivalist community established itself in the area. Kept alive by deliveries from a wasteland Courier, it prospered, and more settlers moved into the new city. Eventually it drew the attention of the New California Republic, who annexed it to establish a supply line through the treacherous Divide and into the Mojave Wasteland. This drew the attention of Caesar's Legion, who attempted to cut the new supply line. This war did not destroy the settlement, however. It was the Courier, who delivered a package from Navarro by order of the NCR, not knowing its contents. This package contained a copy of ED-E, and when the robot was activated by the locals, it sent a signal to the dormant nuclear missiles, causing them to begin detonating one after another, splitting the earth, cracking and twisting the landscape, and causing massive earthquakes. This turned Hopeville into what it is now.
Hopeville consists of many destroyed and decayed buildings, few of which have actual interior sections. Five warheads are scattered around the area, as well as many destroyed military vehicles and blocked off buildings. To the East is the entrance to the missile silo bunker, and to the West is the entrance to High Road. The area between the two is a maze of marked men encampments, twisted roads, fallen buildings, and walls of rubble.
- Hopeville Missile Base Headquarters
- Hopeville armory
- Hopeville Missile Base - Loading station
- Hopeville men's barracks
- Hopeville women's barracks
- Hopeville Missile Base
- Hopeville missile silo bunker
- Marked men base
- Marked men supply outpost
- Marked men camp
- Marked men guard outpost
- Collapsed overpass tunnel entrance
- Path to the Courier's Mile
- Hopeville and Ashton must have been founded after the divergence, somewhere between 1945 and 2077, as there is no real life town or military installation in its approximate location. However, there was a water stop named Ashton, which was situated somewhere near where US-95 runs between Beatty and Amargosa Valley, northwest of Las Vegas.
- If one takes in the consideration of Hopevile's location, and its proximity to New Vegas suggests that it exists over the southern part of the cut Sandy Valley area from the New Vegas map draft.