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Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Town of Romney

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
1. Town of Romney Marker
Inscription.  First in West Virginia - Est. 1762
 
Erected by The Town of Romney, West Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 20.404′ N, 78° 45.145′ W. Marker is in Romney, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on East Main Street 0.1 miles west of Campus Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 E Main St, 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 In The Civil War (here, next to this marker); Grapeshot Among the Pines (within shouting distance of this marker); W. Va School for the Deaf and Blind (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackson's Headquarters (about 500 feet away); To Our Hero Dead In World War II (about 700 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Old Literary Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Hampshire County World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romney.
 
Regarding Town of Romney.
Town of Romney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
2. Town of Romney Marker
The marker is on the grounds of the Town Hall.
At the time of the founding of the Town of Romney, the area was part of the Colony of Virginia. On December 23, 1762, the House of Burgesses approved an act for the town's incorporation.

Later on the same day, an act incorporating Mecklenburg (now Shepherdstown) was also approved.
 
Also see . . .  Romney, West Virginia. Wikipedia article (Submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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