Ft. Edwards

Was one of many forts guarding the Virginia frontier during the French and Indian War.  In the laHampshire County Convention & Visitors Bureau (HCCVB)te 1740’s, this river valley was one of several areas surveyed for Lord Fairfax by the young George Washington.  In 1756, Col. Washington’s Virginia Regiment led a raid from the small fort which stumbled into an ambush of over 100 French and Indian raiders in the largest and most costly encounter between Virginia and French-Indian forces. Today, the Ft. Edwards Foundation preserves this historic site and operates a small Visitor Center with a museum, maps, and books.  Located in Capon Bridge just 20 miles west of Winchester, the Center is open mid-June through mid-October on the weekends.  See website for more information: http://www.fortedwards.org/.

Ft. Mill Ridge  2004 FortMillRidge-HampshireCo,WV-sjs-004v3

Is among the best-preserved civil war trenches in the nation.  Built by Union troops in 1863, the fort is comprised of an outer ring of entrenchments and a central redoubt for artillery.  At one time, two infantry regiments of 2,000 men guarded this extensive network of trenches to control key roadways and enable defense of the B&O Railroad line.  Trail information provides an overview of the fort and its history.  The trail loop takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour.  The fort is located a few miles west of Romney on Route 50.

For more information: 304-822-4320.

Taggart Hall MuseumHampshire County Convention & Visitors Bureau (HCCVB)

Displays Civil War memorabilia and Fenton Art glass.
Located at 91 High St. in Romney.

For more information: Ft. Mill Ridge Foundation: 304-822-7221.

 

The Davis History HouseDavisHouse-Romney,WV-sjs-001v3

is the only log house still standing on its original lot in Romney.  It contains civil war memorabilia and the personal effects of the Davis family who lived there more than 150 years.  The collection is maintained by the Hampshire County Public Library.  Visitors can enter via the Library.
For more information 304-822-3185.

Hampshire County Public Library, Romney, WV

The Hampshire County Public Library has one of the most complete Genealogy Departments in our area. We have an extensive collection of material for family genealogical research and offer a person, on staff, that will do limited research as time allows. All requests must be made in writing and mailed to the library or emailed to hampshire.library@martin.lib.wv.us.  A fee for photocopying is $.50 per page and cost of mailing is based on current postage rate. Every day we are expanding our material in our Genealogical Department on local family history. If you would like to share your data when completed, we would be happy to add it to our collection for other researchers to consult. We also have compiled a listing of genealogy resources on our website, which can be accessed free of charge at http://hampshirecopubliclib.com/genealogy-resources/.

For more information 304-822-3185.

Indian Mound CemeteryIndianMoundCemRomney,WV-sjs-008v3

contains an ancient burial area for Indians.  Although never excavated, authorities suggest it may have been built between AD 500 and AD 1000 by the Hopewellian tribe.  The Cemetery, located just outside Romney looking over the South Branch River, is also home to the Confederate Monument, supported by local Confederate soldiers and families who organized the Confederate Memorial Association.
See: http://www.historichampshire.org/civilwar/confed.htm.

 

Capon Bridge Public Library & Doctor Gardner Museum

Local history references, genealogy reference center. Museum features local artifacts, open when library is open.

Location: Rt. 50, Capon Bridge (Next to First National Bank of Romney branch); Monday-Wednesday-Thursday: 11AM-6PM, Friday: 11AM -5PM; Tuesday: 2PM-8PM; Saturday: 9AM-1PM
For more information: 304-856-3777.
See http://www.historichampshire.org/CB/cbmuseum.htm.

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