Romney is a city in the county seat of Hampshire County, West Virginia. Romney is renowned for its historical significance, respect for tradition, culture, recreational opportunities, safe attractive neighborhoods and warm friendly people Romney is a city with a rich historic background dating back to the 18th century.
Originally settled in 1725 by hunters and traders, Romney was known as Pearsall’s Flats and was the site of the French and Indian War stockade Fort Pearsall. Romney holds the title of West Virginia’s oldest town, chartered December 23, 1762. It is also home to the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind and the nation’s First Confederate Memorial.
To its inhabitants, Romney is viewed as one of the best small cities in West Virginia in which to live, raise a family, visit, and grow a business. Natural beauty has played a large role in the developing the recreational side of Romney. “The Trough” is where the South Branch River is squeezed into a narrow canyon. It is one of the best locations for spotting bald eagles. It’s a vibrant community with a variety of shopping, dining, lodging, and services to meet their needs.