Historic Hampshire County, WV
West Virginia's Oldest County

Schools of Hampshire County, West Virginia
including the West Virgina Schools for the Deaf and Blind

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 to inquire about helping with this collection. Thank you.

These photos are large files, usually between 80-120kb!
Newest additions have blue border around them.

County Schools:


West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Romney, West Virginia:


Staff of the WVSDB in 1915


  School rooms and classes

1912 WVSDB classroom photo Chair caning at the West Virginia School for the Blind; School's photo collection

   Farm and Barn

Construction of a barn, possibly at the WVSDB.
For information on the Schools for the Deaf and Blind Click Here.

Potomac Academy potac1bl.jpg
Post card of the Potomac Academy.

Romney Classical Institute later the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Romney, WV


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updated: 7/18/21 - 6/28/13