Hampshire County, West Virginia

Hampshire County, West Virginia, Court House, Romney, Potomac Branches Region
Courthouse, Hampshire County, West Virginia

Hampshire County, in eastern West Virginia (WV), the oldest county in West Virginia, was established in 1753 and was named for Hampshire, England. Its seat is at Romney, which is also the oldest incorporated community in West Virginia. Hampshire is primarily agricultural and renown for its pastoral beauty. The North River, the Cacapon River, and the South Branch of the Potomac River flow northward across the county to join the Potomac River. Ice Mountain, beneath which winter ice lingers long into summer, is located near North River Mills. As of the 2010 census, its population was 23,964.

Cities & Towns in Hampshire County

Augusta, West Virginia
Bloomery, West Virginia
Bubbling Spring, West Virginia
Capon Lake, West Virginia
Capon Bridge, West Virginia
Capon Springs, West Virginia
Delray, West Virginia
Forks of Cacapon, West Virginia
Green Spring, West Virginia
Hanging Rock, West Virginia
High View, West Virginia
Junction, West Virginia
Levels, West Virginia
Little Cacapon, West Virginia
North River Mills, West Virginia
Points, West Virginia
Purgitsville, West Virginia
Romney, West Virginia
Sector, West Virginia
Shanks, West Virginia
Slanesville, West Virginia
South Branch, West Virginia
Springfield, West Virginia
Three Churches, West Virginia
Yellow Spring, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Central Hampshire Park
Edwards Run Wildlife Management Area
Fort Mill Ridge Wildlife Management Area
Nathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Springfield Wildlife Management Area
Washington & Jefferson National Forests

Hampshire County Historic Landmarks

Fort Van Meter (Romney, WV)

Regional Information for Hampshire County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Hampshire County may be found in our guide to travel in the Potomac Branches Region in eastern West Virginia, in which Hampshire County is located.