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Hampshire County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1754
Named: For the English Shire of the same name.
County Seat: Romney

Sources

Books

Ailes, John C. Romney, West Virginia, 1762-1962. Romney, West Virginia, Hampshire Review, 1962.
975.495 R766.

Ambler, Charles Henry. "Romney In The Civil War." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, 1943-44.
Arc 1. 4: 5.

Brannon, Selden W. Historic Hampshire. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1976.
975.495 H673.

Cartmell, Thomas Kemp. Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants. Winchester, Virginia, Eddy Press Corporation, 1909.
975.59 C32d7.

Federal Writer' Project. Historic Romney, 1762-1937. Romney, West Virginia, n.p., 1937.
975.495 F293.

Hampshire Heritage Days, Eleventh Annual. n.p. @1990.
917.5495 H231 Pam.

Johnson, Abraham. Johnson Papers, 1778-1848.
Ms 79-4.

Kerns, Wilmer L. Historical Records of Old Frederick and Hampshire Counties, Virginia. Bowie, Maryland, Heritage Books, 1992.
929.3 F852.

Ledger Book, Hampshire County, 1856-1903.
Ms 79-40.

Manson, Carl P. "An Historic Iroquois Site Near Romney, West Virginia." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, 1940-41.
Arc 1. 2.

Maxwell, Hu. History of Hampshire County, West Virginia, From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present. Morgantown, West Virginia, A.B. Bougher, Printer, 1897.
975.495 M465.

___________. History of Hampshire County, West Virginia, From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1972. Reprint.
975.495 M465.

Morrison, Charles. "Early Land Grants and Settlers Along Patterson Creek." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, 1978-79.
Arc 1. 4:40.

Mountain House, Capon Springs, Hampshire County, Virginia. Baltimore, Maryland, The Printing Office, 1857.
917.5495 M928 Pam.

Pearsell, John. Papers, Hampshire County, 1768-1825.
79-146.

Pugh, Maud. Capon Valley, Its Pioneer and Their Descendants, 1698-1940. Capon Bridge, West Virginia, n.p., 1946.
975.495 P978.

Schrock, Perez Drew. "The Receipt Book of Perez Drew Schrock, Constable, Hampshire County, Virginia, 1815-1830." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, 1975-76.
Arc 1. 4:37.

Virginia Assembly. An Act For Dividing The County Of Hampshire, October 1785 . Richmond, Virginia, n.d.
348.754 V817 Pam.

Watson Town [Capon Springs, Hampshire County] Records, 1849-1905.
Ms 79-75.

Newspaper Clippings

"Are You a Hampshire County First Family Member?," WV Hillbilly, 12-8-1973.
"At Home In Levels," Charleston Gazette, 4-8-1996.
"Bottling Works Museum Sold," Cumberland Times, 4-1-1998.
"Bridge Between States Also Links Past, Present," Charleston Gazette, 3-26-1995.
"Capon Springs," WV Hillbilly, 7-1-1972.
"Early Morning Fire Destroys Historic Wirgman Building Here," Hampshire Review, 2- 19-1964.
"Ex-Governor's Papers Given," Morgantown Post, 4-23-1957.
"Hampshire County, WV Brief Economic Facts," Hampshire Co. Development Authority, 1990.
"Hampshire County Historical Society Plans Museum," Hampshire Review, 7-10- 1991.
"Hampshire County Developing," Charleston Daily Mail, 1-19-1988.
"Hampshire Citizen Helped to Eliminate Robber Band in 1907," Hampshire Review, 4- 22-1964.
"Harrison Landing Completed," Hampshire Review, 4-24-1991.
"Historic House in Romney," WV Hillbilly, 5-28-1987.
"Historical Notes on Hampshire County and Romney, WV," n.p. n.d.
"Ice Mountain," Charleston Gazette, 8-30-1990.
"Indians Ruins Discovered in Aftermath of '85 Flood," Parkersburg Sentinel, 12-24- 1986.
"Just How Old is Romney's Woodrow House," Cumberland Times, 6-21-1997.
"Linking the Past & Present, Private Toll Bridge...," Register-Herald, 3-26-1995.
"Meditation at a Mountain Monastery," Charleston Gazette, 4-16-1995.
"More On Hampshire Heritage Days-September 6-8," Moorefield Examiner, 9-4- 1991.
"Noted Incident Recalled by Death of Dr. Sherrard," Martinsburg Journal, 10-5- 1936.
"Old Tavern Will Be Preserved, Owner Says," WV Hillbilly, 12-29-1988.
"Oldest Town Holding Festival," Cumberland Times, 8-31-1996.
"One Lane Wooden Plank Toll Bridge Connects Past With Present," News Register, 3- 26-1995.
"Panic at Raven Rocks," Charleston Gazette, 1-27-1980.
"Pioneer Town, Capon Bridge," Winchester Star, 9-10-1996.
"Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad Offer Passenger Peaceful Ride," Cumberland Times, 3- 31-1998.
"Queen of Romney Receives Plaudits of Armored Knights," Charleston Gazette, n.d.
"Recollections of a Father: J.E. Zimmerman," WV Hillbilly, n.d.
"Reunion Camp Walker," Hampshire Review, 9-3-1958.
"Romney Historian Puts Twist on its Past," Martinsburg Journal, 5-18-1997.
"Romney's 175th Anniversary," The Truth, August-September 1937.
"Sampling Capon Valley History," Charleston Gazette, 11-24-1991.
"The Herndon Papers on Hampshire County," Hampshire Review, 7-29-1953.
'The Story of Caudy's Castle," WV Hillbilly, 11-11-1972.
"Towns's Civil War History Debated," Wheeling News-Register, 5-19-1997.
"West Virginians in Capital, Romney," Charleston Gazette, 5-2-1937.

Hampshire County Records on Microfilm

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