Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
W.VA.'s Oldest Public Office Building
Fairfax issued George Wilson a patent for this property in 1763. After Wilson's death, the property passed to his son-in-law Andrew Woodrow, the first clerk of the court of Hampshire Co. after the creation of the U.S. Woodrow then built the front structure circa 1788 in 18th century Williamsburg style with wide hallways and stairs, stately paneling, molding, and ornate fireplace mantles.
This property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1763.
Location. 39° 20.474′ N, 78° 45.45′ W. Marker is in Romney, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on West Gravel Lane just west of South High Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Romney WV 26757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Romney's Oldest House (here, next to this marker); Taggart-Hall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Romney in Union Hands (within shouting distance of this marker); Literary Hall Romney in 1861–1865 / “Stonewall” Jackson (about 400 feet away); Hampshire County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Romney / Early Memorial (about 400 feet away); Hampshire County World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romney.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.