Retail Businesses and Newspaper Advertisements


Often it is hard to find much information on retail businesses which may last for a short time in a community, but they give and indication of the prosperity and daily life of town. Therefore we will try to list or show some information on businesses. Newspaper advertisements are an easy way to see what was going on and often where it was happening. However, not all advertisements give a location since they assume everyone knows where they are.  

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Ads in the Virginia Argus and Hampshire Advertiser of Thursday, June 2, 1859

p. 3
Repair watches and jewelry, A. W. Pyle, Romney
Just received ploughs, sugar, molasses, ointment, etc., Brady & Dawson, Romney
100 Slaves Wanted at Moorefield, J. R. Scott
Doct. J. M. Snyder has moved house and office from Gravel Lane to Court-house street opposite Union Hotel, Romney
Dr. S. R. Lupton, physician and surgeon, Romney
Dental Surgeon J. T. Abbott locating permanently to Romney
Alex. Monroe, Attorney, Romney
Law Partnership of Jas. D. Armstrong and John B. White, Jr., Romney
New Tailor Shop two doors above Messrs Myers & McDonald's Dry Goods Store on Main Street, Shelton & Runyan, Romney
Dr.John W. McKeever offers services to citizens of Slanesville & surrounding
Having taken over father's business will manufacture Wagons, Carts, Wheelbarrows, James H. Maloney, Romney
Romney Hotel: Having taken charge of hotel formerly run by Wm. Armstrong and ?? offers table, bar and stable, John W. [Jar]boe?
Virginia Hotel: offers rooms, table, bar and stable, R. A. Marshall, Romney

p. 4
Literary Society of Romney requests return of books, published by Robt. N. Harper, A. W. McDonald, Town'd Gla??
Received ladies goods, Kuykendall & Sherman
Fresh garden seeds dry goods, groceries, etc. for sale by Brady & Dawson (pp. 3&4)