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Hampshire County is located at the wrist of the Eastern
Panhandle of West Virginia, in the foothills of the Alleghany
Our major industry is fruit -- orchards to grow it and packing
houses to distribute it. Other industries include a shoe factory
for a nationally known brand, and a clothing factory.
Details on Request. Or, see what the
Our County Seat, Romney, is home to the West Virginia State
Schools for the Deaf and Blind. You may take a quick tour if you wish.
Each fall, Romney holds a Heritage Festival. In the fall of
1997, the Festival marked the 265th year of our charter. The
Annual Hampshire Heritage Days usually occur on the first full
weekend of September.
Events in the past have included parades, displays, food, tours,
musical shows, food, Arts shows, dancing, a 10 K run, food,
antique cars, military encampments, food, craft shows, fashions
of the past, and more food.
Romney is also home to one of the oldest continuously published
newspapers in the state, The Hampshire Review and
South Branch Intelligencer.
Add your voice to the 80th Anniversary celebration! Pick up your
Answer Sheet today.
You will also want to drop by and register as an Alum!
Registration is free, but there is charge for membership. Read
You really should drop by
to register your school and sign up as an Alum! Registration
is free, but there is charge for membership. Read their
IMPORTANT: West Virginia's vital records go back
ONLY to 1853 at the county level. At the State level,
they begin ca 1918 because a fire in 1918 destroyed the building
in which they were housed. Counties were asked to hold their
submissions until a new home was found; some counties later
remembered to send in the 1918-20 records, others did not. Your
best source for births and deaths prior to 1918 is the
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