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Romney, West Virginia

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County seat of Hampshire County. Claimed to be the oldest town in the state, Romney, WV, was chartered in 1762. It was established at the site of Fort Pearsoll, built in 1758 for defense against the Indians. Romney was named by Lord Fairfax for the Town of Romney, one of the Cinque Forts along the coasts of southern England. The West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind is located here.

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Romney, WV

Romney, WV is located about: 22 miles west of Capon Bridge, WV; 23 southeast of Keyser, WV; and 28 miles northeast of Moorefield, WV.


Hampshire County Schools


Hampshire County Public Library



180px-Romney-WV-Map.gif Map of Romney, WV showing streets and highways, and nearby airports, parks, hospitals, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and other points of interest; with link to driving directions.

Topo map of Romney, WV and vicinity

Census Data

Population: 1,940 (2000 Census)


Elevation: 820 feet
Longitude: -78.7569
Latitude: 39.3419

Variant Name(s) for Romney, West Virginia

Pearsall's, Pearsall's Flats, Pearsall's Fort, Pearsall's Level, Pearsalls Flats, Pearsals