The Industries of Hampshire County

under construction

Throughtout its history Hampshire County has had several industries that have been important to our economy. This page is a gateway to information about those industries.
    This section is a work in progress. As always, we invite submissions for this section that can include photos, articles or background information. History is a community affair: it takes a community to make it; it takes a community to save it!

Arnold mill calendar




Mills, sawmills, grist mills, etc.


Gun Making

Fruit Industry

Fish Culture

Supporting Infrastructure


  • 1830 1st stage line from Winchester to Capon Bridge established
  • by 1834 the Northwestern Pike reached Romney; by 1838 it reached Parkersburg on the western edge of the state.