DescriptionRomney is nestled in a verdant valley near the Potomac River, and its serene beauty beckons to both locals and tourists. Water-sports enthusiasts quench their thirst for fishing, canoeing, swimming and boating in the calm waters of the river's South Branch.
Explore a natural anomaly off SR 29 near Slanesville, 18 miles east of Romney. Hike along moderately difficult trails to reach Ice Mountain, where ice accumulates inside crevices year-round due to a rare geologic process. Sandstone cliffs provide gorgeous views of the countryside.
During the Civil War, Romney changed hands between the North and South at least 56 times. Incorporated in 1762 and one of the oldest settlements in West Virginia, the town displays its history with pride in its many colonial-era houses, churches and schools that date as far back as the mid-1700s. One home, Liberty Hall, was Gen. Stonewall Jackson's headquarters during the Civil War. The West Virginia State Schools for the Deaf and Blind were established at Romney in 1870.
Visitor InfoHampshire County Chamber of Commerce 332 E. Main St. ROMNEY, WV 26757. Phone:(304)822-7221
Things to SeePotomac Eagle Scenic Railroad