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Hampshire County

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The oldest county in West Virginia, Hampshire County was formed from parts of Frederick and Augusta Counties (then counties of the Commonwealth of Virginia), in 1874, and named for the English shire of the same name.

County Seat: Romney, WV
Population: 20,203 (2000 Census)
Hampshire County Profile

Schools: Hampshire County Schools
Libraries: Hampshire County Public Library

Lodging: Hampshire County Hotels

Cities and Towns

Capon Bridge, WV
Romney, WV

See Also

Ice Mountain
Hanging Rocks
Fort Edwards
Chain of Forts
Battle of Great Cacapon River
Battle of the Trough


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 52 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 39 (Degrees F) -- Low 18 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 86 (Degrees F) -- Low 61 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 2.21 inches -- July: 3.70 (inches) -- Annual: 34.5 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

30 - 40 inches

Hampshire County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Hampshire and Hardy Counties