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

Romney / Early Memorial

 
 
Marker's Romney Face image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, June 11, 2006
1. Marker's Romney Face
Inscription. Romney. Incorporated as a town, 1762. Owned and laid off as a town by Lord Fairfax. Named for one of the five English Channel ports. Not far away was Fort Pearsall, built, 1756, as Indian defense. Town changed military control 56 times, 1861-1865.

Early Memorial. In 1866, Confederate Memorial Association was formed here, which on September 26, 1867, dedicated a monument to Confederate soldiers, one of the first erected anywhere. This was site of Indian cemetery long before white men came.
 
Location. 39° 20.52′ N, 78° 45.377′ W. Marker is in Romney, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 50) and High Street (West Virginia Route 28) on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Romney WV 26757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hampshire County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Hampshire County World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Romney in 1861–1865 / “Stonewall” Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Old Literary Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Headquarters
Marker's Early Memorial Face image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, June 11, 2006
2. Marker's Early Memorial Face
(approx. 0.2 miles away); W. Va School for the Deaf and Blind (approx. 0.2 miles away); Romney In The Civil War (approx. mile away); Grapeshot Among the Pines (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romney.
 
More about this marker. This marker is next to the Romney in 1861–1865 / Stonewall Jackson marker on the courthouse grounds, visible from the intersection.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hampshire County History. (Submitted on July 28, 2006.)
2. Some Old Photographs of Romney. (Submitted on October 12, 2010, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Civil
 
The Pair of Markers image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, June 11, 2006
3. The Pair of Markers
Indian Mound Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, May 18, 2007
4. Indian Mound Cemetery
Confederate Memorial at Indian Mound Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, October 8, 2010
5. Confederate Memorial at Indian Mound Cemetery
Mentioned on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2006, by Phyllis Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,269 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2006, by Phyllis Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on August 16, 2007, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Seperate HMdb entry, with readable photos, for the confederate memorial in picture 5. • Can you help?
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