Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Romney in 1861–1865 / “Stonewall” Jackson
Romney in 1861–1865. Sitting astride the natural invasion route from the Shenandoah Valley to the Potomac and the B. & O. Railroad, Romney was scourged by both armies. No great battles were fought here, but during the War the town changed hands 56 times.
“Stonewall” Jackson. Jackson arrived here Jan. 13, 1862, after capturing Bath (Berkley Springs). Leaving Gen. Loring, he returned to Winchester. Loring's protest caused Jackson to resign but he reconsidered and his Valley Campaign followed.
Erected by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) 🚂, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists.
Location. 39° 20.521′ N, 78° 45.384′ W. Marker is in Romney, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 50) near West Virginia Route 28. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hampshire County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Romney / Early Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Hampshire County World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Gilbert Proctor Miller (a few steps from this marker); Old Literary Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Romney in Union Hands (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taggart-Hall House (about 400 feet away); Easton Family Homesite (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romney.
More about this marker. This marker is next to the Romney / Early Memorial marker on the courthouse grounds, visible from the intersection.
Also see . . . Romney, WV during the American Civil War. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 28, 2006.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2006, by Phyllis Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,374 times since then. Last updated on November 4, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2006, by Phyllis Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.