Hampshire County


Population 2010 Census: 1,848
Median Age: 41.9 years

Courthouse: Completed 1922
Architect: Holmboe and Pogue

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Formed: 1754
Land in Square Miles: 640.25
Named: For the English Shire of the same name.
County Seat: Romney
Land in Square Miles: 640.25
Population 2010 Census: 23,709
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 37.4

Primary Sources Online
Hampshire County Militia, Foreman's Massacre
Claypool's Rebellion
An Act for the Establishment of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind
First Annual Report of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind, 1870
1960 Presidential Campaign in Hampshire County

Civil War
Meeting in Romney, 1861
Descent upon Romney, including affairs at Mechanicsburg Gap and Hanging Rock Pass, 1861
Engagement Near Romney, 1861
Letter from Romney, 1861
Letter from Romney, 1861
Skirmish at Blue's Gap, 1862
Conditions at Romney, 1862
Union Restorers in Hampshire County, 1862
Escape of Important Prisoner, 1862
Fight at Grass Lick, 1862
Death of Sam High, 1862
Meeting in Romney, 1863
Capture of Forage Train, 1863
Letter from Mechanicsburg Gap, 1863
Hampshire County Convention, 1863
Union Scout into Hampshire County, 1863
Letter from Mechanicsburg Gap, 1863
Scout in Hampshire and Other Counties, 1863
Letter from James Carskadon, 1863
Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties, 1864
Biographical Sketch of James J. Barrick
Biographical Sketch of James Carskadon

Photographs of Schools in Hampshire County
Cemetery Mound at west gateway to Romney
Battle of Romney

Secondary Sources Online
List of Hampshire County Legislators
Stone Mounds of Hampshire County
Gov. John Jeremiah Jacob
Gov. John Jacob Cornwell
Gov. Herman Guy Kump
"Early Land Grants and Settlers Along Patterson Creek," by Charles Morrison (West Virginia History)
"The McNeill Rangers: A Study in Confederate Guerrilla Warfare," by Simeon Miller Bright (West Virginia History)

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Donald Moore Cookman
Glenn Vincent Davey

Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History