Projects for Indian Mound National Register
of Historic Places Application and
Confederate Monument Preservation.
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
- Deteriorating Condition of the Monument
- Plot Encroachment next to Confederate Monument
- Confederate graves from front (east)
- Confederate graves from southwest
- Names on Monument
- Deeds in vicinity of Monument
Map images taken from the map of Indian Mound Cemetery in Hampshire County Map Book 1, Map 22:
- Confederate Monument area, marked
- Cemetery entrance area
- Monument area, larger
- Enlarged, only Monument area
- Back (west) area
- Lots at entry of cemetery
- Drawing of old section of cemetery - (back button to return)
Romney Municipal Boundary, 1909Deed Book drawing of Town boundary see Cemetery in lower right just outside of the municipal boundary. (use back button to return here)
Link to Commemorative Celebrations.
Link to Preservation Plan for the Site
Recorded Deeds adjacent to the Confederate Monument
Effect of the Monument
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.
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
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 BoundaryClick 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 or the Hampshire County Historic Landmarks Commission (304-822-7018)!