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Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Literary Hall

 
 
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By Phyllis Prats
1. Old Lietrary Hall Marker
Inscription. Literary Society of Romney organized in 1819, oldest in the state and one of the first in America. A splendid Public Library was accumulated which by 1850 was the largest in West Virginia. Destroyed during the War Between the States in 1862. Cornerstone of original building dated 1825. Restored by Attorney Ralph W. Haines for law offices and historic museum.
 
Location. 39° 20.499′ N, 78° 45.384′ W. Marker is in Romney, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (West Virginia Route 28) and Main Street (U.S. 50) on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Romney WV 26757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hampshire County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Romney / Early Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Romney in 1861–1865 / “Stonewall” Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampshire County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romney.
 
Regarding Old Literary Hall. Liteary Hall is listed in the National Register of Historic
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By Phyllis Prats, June 11, 2006
2. Old Literary Hall
Places.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Old Literary Hall image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, June 11, 2006
3. Old Literary Hall
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By Phyllis Prats, June 11, 2006
4. Upturned Plinth Monument
It reads Romney Literary Society. Founded 1819. Restored by Ralph W. Haines
Upturned Plinth Monument image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, June 11, 2006
5. Upturned Plinth Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2006, by Phyllis Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,017 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2006, by Phyllis Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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