Hampshire County

Hampshire County is located in the Eastern Panhandle, bordering Virginia to the south and Maryland to the north.  Romney is the County Seat.  The population in 2010 was 23,964.  It is home for the WV School For The Deaf And Blind, located in Romney.  Agriculture is important, and Hampshire County is a large apple-producing region. 

 

Major cities in Hampshire County include Romney and Capon Bridge.

 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/152

 

GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

 


BLOOMERY IRON FURNACE /

BLOOMERY GAP SKIRMISH /

LOCATION: RT 127, APPX 2-1/2 MILES EAST OF RT 29, APPX 5 MILES WEST OF BORDER WITH VIRGINIA

PHOTOS 19 OCTOBER 2021

NOTE: MARKER IS APPX 50 FEET FROM HIGHWAY, BEHIND A FENCE WITH SHRUBS AND TREES BLOCKING VIEW. VERY HARD TO SPOT. VERY SMALL PULL-OFF TO PARK.

GPS:

39* 24′ 29″ N, 78* 24′ 07″ W

39.408092 N, 78.402178 W

HISTORY OF BLOOMERY VILLAGE AND FURNACE

WV ENCYCLOPEDIA – IRON FURNACES IN WV


BLUE’S GAP BATTLE

LOCATION: RT 50, APPX 3/4 MILE WEST OF RT 50 AND RT 29 AT TOWN OF HANGING ROCK

** MISSING ON 19 OCTOBER 2021 **

PHOTOS #1 – #3 TAKEN 19 OCTOBER 2021

PHOTOS # 4 – # TAKEN

GPS:

39* 16′ 24″ N, 78* 33′ 34″ W

39.273564 N, 78.559465 W


BRADDOCK’S GAP

LOCATION: RT 50/29 AT PLEASANTDALE

** MISSING ON 19 OCTOBER 2021 **

GPS: (APPX)

39* 17′ 36″ N, 78* 35′ 03″ W

39.293625 N, 78.584326 W

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MISSING ON 19 OCTOBER 2021


CAPON LAKE WHIPPLE TRUSS BRIDGE

LOCATION: RT 259, APPX 6-1/2 MILES NORTH OF WARDENSVILLE AND RT 48 / RT 259 SPLIT, APPX 100 YARDS NORTH OF CR 16 (CAPON SPRINGS ROAD). SITUATED NEXT TO CAPON SPRINGS MARKER

PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021

GPS:

39* 09′ 31″ N, 78* 32′ 05″ W

39.158862 N, 78.534958 W

HISTORY OF CAPON BRIDGE

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CAPON SPRINGS

LOCATION: RT 259, APPX 6-1/2 MILES NORTH OF WARDENSVILLE AND RT 48 / RT 259 SPLIT, APPX 100 YARDS NORTH OF CR 16 (CAPON SPRINGS ROAD). SITUATED NEXT TO CAPON LAKE WHIPPLE TRUSS BRIDGE MARKER

PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021

GPS:

39* 09′ 31″ N, 78* 32′ 05″ W

39.158862 N, 78.534958 W

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https://www.caponsprings.net/


CAUDY’S CASTLE

LOCATION: RT 127, APPX 1-1/2 MILES EAST OF RT 29

PHOTOS 19 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 24′ 11″ N, 78* 24′ 57″ W

39.403316 N, 78.416192 W

HISTORY OF CAUDY’S CASTLE

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COL CLAUDIUS CROZET

MECHANICSBURG GAP /

LOCATION: MECHANICSBURG, RT 50/28, APPX 3 MILES WEST OF ROMNEY

PHOTOS 17 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 19′ 54″ N, 78* 48′ 17″ W

39.331845 N, 78.804877 W

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FORT EDWARDS

LOCATION: RT 50, CAPON BRIDGE, APPX 100 YARDS WEST OF BRIDGE, NEXT TO POST OFFICE

** MISSING ON 19 OCTOBER 2021 **

PHOTOS 19 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 17′ 54″ N, 78* 26′ 09″ W

39.298487 N, 78.436052 W

WV ENCYCLOPEDIA – BATTLE OF FORT EDWARDS


FORT FORMAN

LOCATION: RT 28, APPX 3 MILES NORTH OF RT 50 / RT 28 SPLIT IN ROMNEY

PHOTOS 19 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 22′ 31″ N, 78* 44′ 18″ W

39.375338 N, 78.738366 W

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FORMAN’S DEFEAT


FORT MILL RIDGE TRENCHES

LOCATION: RT 50/28, APPX 1 MILE EAST OF MECHANICSBURG, 100 YARDS SOUTH ON CORE ROAD, NEAR CORNER OF FORT MILL RIDGE ROAD. NOT VISIBLE FROM RT 50/28

PHOTOS 17 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 19’36” N, 78* 47’47” W

39.326721 N, 78* 796661 W

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE


HANGING ROCKS

LOCATION: RT 28, APPX 4 MILES NORTH OF RT 50 / RT 28 SPLIT IN ROMNEY

PHOTOS 19 OCTOBER 2021

** MARKER MISSING ON 19 OCTOBER 2021 **

GPS:

39* 23′ 33″ N, 78* 44′ 09″ W

39.392697 N, 78.735972 W

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HIGH KNOB

LOCATION: RT 220/28, APPX 1-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF PURGITSVILLE, APPX 10 MILES NORTH OF MOOREFIELD AND RT 48 (CORRIDOR “H”)

PHOTOS #1-#4 TAKEN 20 MAY 2021

PHOTO #5 TAKEN FROM MOOREFIELD ON 19 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 12′ 55″ N, 78* 55′ 25″ W

39.215327 N, 78.923759 W

PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021

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ICE MOUNTAIN

LOCATION: RT 50, APPX 2-1/2 MILES EAST OF AUGUSTA AT INTERSECTION WITH RT 29, APPX 1-1/2 MILES WEST OF PLEASANTDALE, MOUNTAIN IS 5 MILES NORTH ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

PHOTOS 19 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 17′ 59″ N, 78* 36′ 12″ W

39.299818 N, 78.603476 W

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http://www.historichampshire.org/scenic/icemt.htm


INDIAN MOUND

LOCATION: ROMNEY, RT 50, APPX 1/2 MILE WEST OF RT 28 SPLIT

PHOTOS 17 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 20′ 32″ N, 78* 45′ 53″ W

39.342363 N, 78.764954 W

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INDIAN MOUND CEMETERY


LEW WALLACE’S RAID ON ROMNEY

LOCATION: RT 50/28, APPX 1 MILE WEST OF RT 50 / RT 28 SPLIT IN ROMNEY. SET BACK ABOUT 50 FEET FROM HIGHWAY BY SHORT SECTION OF OLD RT 50

PHOTOS 17 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 20′ 21″ N, 78* 46′ 42″ W

39.339221 N, 78.778451 W

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WAYMARKING ARTICLE


MOUNT BETHEL CHURCH

LOCATION: CR 5, THREE CHURCHES, JERSEY MT ROAD, APPX 7 MILES NORTH OF RT 50, EAST OF ROMNEY, APPX 3-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF POINTS

PHOTOS 17 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 24′ 06″ N, 78* 39′ 14″ W

39.401765 N, 78.653938 W

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NORTHWESTERN TURNPIKE

LOCATION: RT 50, CAPON BRIDGE, APPX 150 YARDS EAST OF BRIDGE

PHOTOS 19 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 17′ 50″ N, 78* 25′ 58″

39.297416 N, 78.432896 W

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WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE


ORISKANY SAND (#1 OF 3)

LOCATION: RT 28, APPX 1-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF SPRINGFIELD

** MISSING ON 19 OCTOBER 2021 **

GPS:

39* 25′ 50″ N, 78* 42’48” W

39.430610 N, 78.713372 W

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MISSING ON 19 OCTOBER 2021

UNABLE TO STOP FOR PHOTO DUE TO ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND TRAFFIC


ORISKANY SAND (#2 OF 3)

LOCATION: RT 50/28, APPX 2 MILES WEST OF ROMNEY

PHOTOS 19 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 19′ 57″ N, 78* 47′ 23″ W

39.332667 N, 78.789773 W

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ORISKANY SAND (#3 OF 3)

LOCATION: RT 50, APPX 300 YARDS EAST OF JUNCTION WITH RT 29, TOWN OF HANGING ROCK

PHOTOS 19 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 16′ 01″ N, 78* 32′ 47″ W

39.267085 N, 78.545321 W

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PIN OAK FOUNTAIN

LOCATION: RT 29, APPX 7 MILES SOUTH OF PAW PAW, APPX 3 MILES NORTH OF RT 29 / RT 127 JUNCTION

PHOTOS 19 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 26′ 19″ N, 78* 27′ 06″ W

39.438813 N, 78.451755 W

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ROMNEY / EARLY MEMORIAL

LOCATION: ROMNEY, CORNER OF RT 50 AND RT 28 SPLIT, NEXT TO COURTHOUSE. MARKER SITUATED NEXT TO STONEWALL JACKSON/ROMNEY IN 1861-1865 MARKER

PHOTOS 17 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 20′ 31″ N, 78* 45′ 22″ W

39.342037 N, 78.756310 W

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ROMNEY IN 1861-1865

STONEWALL JACKSON

LOCATION: ROMNEY, CORNER OF RT 50 AND RT 28 SPLIT, NEXT TO COURTHOUSE. MARKER SITUATED NEXT TO ROMNEY / EARLY MEMORIAL MARKER

PHOTOS 17 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 20′ 31″ N, 78* 45′ 22″ W

39.342037 N, 78.756310 W

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WIKIPEDIA – ROMNEY DURING CIVIL WAR

ROMNEY IN THE CIVIL WAR


W. VA. SCHOOL FOR

DEAF AND BLIND

LOCATION: ROMNEY, RT 50 APPX 1/4 MILE EAST OF COURTHOUSE AND SPLIT WITH RT 28.

GPS:

39* 20′ 25″ N, 78* 45′ 09″ W

39.340491 N, 78.752598 W

WV ENCYCLOPEDIA

https://www.wvsdb2.state.k12.wv.us/

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HAMPSHIRE COUNTY /

MINERAL COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 50/220, APPX 1-1/2 MILES WEST OF JUNCTION, APPX 2-1/2 MILES EAST OF BURLINGTON

*** MISSING *** PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021

GPS:

39* 19′ 32″ N, 78* 52′ 51″ W

39.325648 N, 78.881071 W


HAMPSHIRE COUNTY /

HARDY COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 220/28 APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF PURGITSVILLE, APPX 9 MILES NORTH OF ROMNEY AND RT 48 (CORRIDOR “H”)

PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021

GPS:

39* 12′ 45″ N, 78* 55′ 39″ W

39.212667 N, 78.927708 W


HAMPSHIRE COUNTY /

MINERAL COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 28, APPX 2-1/2 MILES WEST OF SPRINGFIELD

** MISSING ON 19 OCTOBER 2021 **

PHOTOS 19 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 28′ 12″ N, 78* 43′ 28″ W

39.470173 N, 78.724513 W


HAMPSHIRE COUNTY /

STATE OF VIRGINIA

LOCATION: RT 50, APPX 3 MILES EAST OF CAPON BRIDGE

** MISSING 17 OCTOBER 2021 **

PHOTOS 17 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 17′ 06″ N, 78* 23′ 34″ W

39.285231 N, 78.392787 W


HAMPSHIRE COUNTY /

VIRGINIA

LOCATION: RT 259, JUST NORTH OF TOWN OF HIGH VIEW AT CR 610

PHOTOS 17 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 14′ 00″ N, 78* 24′ 22″ W

39.233477 N, 78.406184 W


HAMPSHIRE COUNTY /

HARDY COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 259, APPX 4 MILES NORTH OF WARDENSVILLE AND RT 48 / RT 259 SPLIT

*** MISSING *** PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021

GPS:

39* 07′ 52″ N, 78* 33′ 40″ W

39.131376 N, 78.561297 W


HAMPSHIRE COUNTY /

VIRGINIA

LOCATION: RT 127, APPX 2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BLOOMERY, MARKER IS APPX 100 YARDS WEST OF ACTUAL BORDER WITH VA

PHOTOS 17 OCTOBER 2021

GPS:

39* 21′ 29″ N, 78* 21′ 51″ W

39.358209 N, 78.364341 W


HAMPSHIRE COUNTY /

MORGAN COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 9, APPX 1 MILE NORTH OF JUNCTION WITH RT 29, APPX 3 MILES SOUTH OF PAW PAW

GPS:

39* 29′ 56″ N, 78* 26′ 10″ W

39.499069 N, 78.436277 W


HAMPSHIRE COUNTY /

MORGAN COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 9, APPX 1 MILE EAST OF JUNCTION WITH RT 29, MARKER IS APPX 100 YARDS EAST OF ACTUAL COUNTY LINE

GPS:

39* 24′ 34″ N, 78* 25′ 18″ W

39.492900 N, 78.421788 W