Projects for Indian Mound National Register
of Historic Places Application and
Confederate Monument Preservation.

Special Notice:

    The Romney City council had agreed in January to sell 2 large lots in Indian Mound Cemetery to attorney Royce Saville for $1,000.   The sale would necessitate visitors finding their way by some modern Civil War buff's family to seek out the important graves we should honor with the most prominent place. At its February meeting the City Council recinded the sale after learning of the historic importance of the memorial site; no council member had visited the site before they voted to sell the lots. Now Mr. Saville is suing the city to force the sale. The first court hearing was Jan. 24, 2017. Update: 4/4/17 at this point the suit is progressing to the mediation stage. We will keep you informed of the progress of the suit. View toward lots.

 

We are working with the Hampshire County Historic Landmarks Commission to restore and preserve the Confederate Memorial Historic Site for future generations. Fortunately, the Monument is outside of the Romney municipal limits so we can work with our County Landmarks Commission and our County Commissioners to preserve this important historic site honoring the Sons of Old Hampshire.


 

Location of Confederate Memorial Historic Site - aerial photo


Romney Municipal Boundary, 1909

Deed Book drawing of Town boundary see Cemetery in lower right just outside of the municipal boundary. (use back button to return here)
 

Confederate Monument History and Photos


Link to Commemorative Celebrations.


Link to Preservation Plan for the Site


The Confederate Veteran Article on the Monument


Recorded Deeds adjacent to the Confederate Monument


 

Effect of the Monument

   "The erection of this monument marked the beginning of a new epoch in Hampshire County. It was a symbol of the restored confidence of the people in the community and in their ability for concerted action. With renewed vigor they marshalled their forces and presented a united front to the problems of rebuilding their institutions and reestablishing the business projects of the community."
     Historic Romney, 1762-1937, p.66

 

To see the deteriorating condition of the Confederate Monument, click here!


 
 

Flag Poles at the Monument

Click here for info on the flag poles.


 
 
 
 

Indian Mound Cemetery Association

IRS listing: 55-0201396 Indian Mound Cemetery Assn Romney WV United States EO
West Virginia registration downloaded from: http://apps.sos.wv.gov/business/corporations/organization.aspx?org=64034

Indian Mound Cemetery Association    Book 130 page 202
Chartered: August 25, 1925 Continues perpetually
Principal Office: Romney, W. Va.

Review article requesting money for Indian Mound cemetery

The Agreement of Incorporation lists the purposes as:

  • To buy and own land for cemetery purposes
  • To sell and convey lots or plots of ground for burial purposes
  • To do all other things necessary for the maintenance of a cemetery or burial ground in Hampshire County, West Virginia

Incorporators:
G. W. Parsons, T. E. Pownall, B. T. Racey, V. H.[or M] Poling, F. L. Harmison, G. W. Billmyer, J. S. Kuykendall [last page with signatures is dated 21, Aug. 1925 - but 1932 was originally shown but is scratched out, perhaps because the notary's commission expired in 1932.]

Change from Indian Mound Cemetery Company

Sometime between 1926 and 1932 the new corporation took over the assets of the Indian Mound Cemetery Company. Part of that documentation is in Deed Book 91, Page 371.



 

Romney Municipal Boundary

Click here to go to page discussing municipal jurisdiction over this historic site.


 

If you have any documents or photographs concerning the Indian Mound Cemetery or the Confederate Monument which would be of help in our getting this important Hampshire County site on the National Register of Historic Places, please contact us send to or the Hampshire County Historic Landmarks Commission (304-822-7018)!