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Statistics & Facts

The West Virginia state capital is Charleston.
The population of Romney is approximately 1848 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 927 (1990), 843 (2010).
The amount of land area in Romney is 2.536 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Romney to Washington DC is 103 miles.
The distance to the West Virginia state capital is 176 miles. (as the crow flies)
Romney is positioned 39.34 degrees north of the equator and 78.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Romney is home to the Northern Neck's most historic street, Gravel Lane. Once part of an Indian trail, the street is home to some of Romney's and West Virginia's earliest places of business and its first house. Romney was founded before Shepherdstown, making it the oldest city in West Virginia. The city is also home to West Virginia's Deaf and Blind School. Historic sties include the Davis History House, the Literary Institute Building, Valley View Plantation, the Hampshire County Courthouse, the Tagert-Hill house, and the Mytinger Building (West Virginia's oldest place of residence and business). It is said that George Washington himself stayed at the house on his way from Fort Edwards in present-day Capon Bridge, WV. The city changed hands 56 times during the Civil War.
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Romney Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
Route 50 E.
Romney, WV 26757
Phone: 304 822-7221

Romney Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
Route 50 E.
Romney, WV 26757
Phone: 304 822-7221

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