Places to Go, Things to Do, More to Learn:
Web Links

Hampshire County History:

The Fort Edwards Foundation - French & Indian War Fort site on the Cacapon

Fort Pearsall Press - publications on county history, some free

Blog on Hampshire County Gunmakers - County Records online

To save you from having to travel to the Courthouse in Romney, we provide a link to which has a very good collection of Hampshire County records available online as well as listings for some books. This is a service provided by the Mormon Church and is free to use with only a simple registration required. The images of documents are very clear having been made from original microfilm scans a number or years ago; they are also digitally improved. The web site lists what is available at the Church's Family History Centers; much relating to official county documents including deeds and some court records are freely available online. You would do well to check this resource before making a trip to Romney:


Official County Offices:

Official Hampshire County Web Portal

Hampshire County Assessor's Office County tax maps & other information

Hampshire County Development Office

Hampshire County Planning Commission 

Hampshire County Sheriff's Office

Hampshire County Office of Emergency Management

Hampshire County Courts

Hampshire County School System


Other County related links:

Hampshire County Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Hampshire Review Home Page - Our weekly newspaper & access to the Country Store

Steve Bailes's local events, Ice Mountain, Capon Bridge, music, etc., etc...

Hampshire County Arts Council - includes cultural events calendar

The Hampshire County Library in Romney

Hampshire County Co-Op and Heritage Market Place

The Loy Foundation - Bottling Works

Visit Capon Bridge

The Capon Bridge Library

Capon Bridge Founders Day

River House a place for the Arts, Music and the Community

Farmer's Daughter butcher & grocer

Cacapon Institute working to preserve our watersheds

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad scenic train through the Trough

Romney Farmers' Market

Hampshire County Community Foundation

U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts for Hampshire County

Population, Employment, Salary, etc. Statistics for Hampshire County


Natural History

Cacapon Newsletter natural history articles


Local Newspaper archive

Potomac State Local Newspaper Project

Current Obituaries:

     Hampshire Review Obituaries

     Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney

     McKee Funeral Homes: Augusta, Baker, Romney

     Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge


West Virginia Archives & History

        WV Archives History Page

        National Register of Historic Places applications

Surrounding counties

     Mineral County Historical Society      Hardy County Museum FaceBook page

Virginia history:

Early Frederick Co. Road Orders

Early Orange Co. Road Orders

Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Virginia history: (Non-Hampshire County related)

Claude A. Swanson, Congressman, Governor, Senator and Secretary of the Navy

Bishop R. C. Moore, 2nd Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Virginia


For our four footed friends and us:

dog training  Dog training


Hampshire County Animal Control - our county shelter; find a new friend!