Old Photographs of Romney, WV.

We are in the process of restructuring our enlarged collection of old photographs. Below is an album of smaller thumbnails; click on the small photo for a larger image. Click on the larger image to return to the album. Note there is a caption below the large photo that may tell something about the location. You may also see the caption when placing your mouse over the thumbnail photo. Check back later to see any additions. Note that page links may change; you may have to go through the index page.

We invite you to contact us about lending photos or postcards or other types of images to be scanned and added to our collection. Although there have been projects in the past to create books or collections of Hampshire County photographs, none are currently available free to the public. Please help us expand this project for the benefit of all our citizens. We envision a project that will have an extensive collection available throught this web site and through our county library. You may contact Charles Hall (304)496-7218 to inquire about helping with this collection. Thank you.

These photos are large files, usually between 80-180kb! High definition photos may be up to 350kb! Newest photos are marked with a yellow frame on the thumbnail.

The Courthouse

Views of Town

View of Romney from the mountain west of town

New Additions - high resolution

Main Street

Romney street scene in 1905
Main St. looking west; Keller Hotel on right. Date is Feb. 1891see enlargements below
Crop of left section of above photo Crop of right section of above 1891 photo, view westward on Main St.
Main Street from the west

Buildings in Romney

Hill Pharmacy courtesy Carter Wagoner House located at the corner of Bolton St. & West Gravel Lane purchased by Albert Corbin from Sam Hannis this house along with the lot on the east side. House located at the corner of Bolton St. & West Gravel Lane.
Newly found images


Sanders Motel
New Additions - high resolution

Churches in Romney

Old Christian Church Old Baptist Church Romney Presbyterian Church build just before the Civil War and still in use today. Romney United Methodist Church on High Street

Other pictures

Fire Company


Original Pancake Chevrolet, Romney, WV
The original Pancake Chevrolet building in Romney, West Virginia. From the collection of Bob Mayhew.