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The Passing of Important Landmarks

Lost, Destroyed or Neglected Parts of Our Way of Life


HistoricHampshire.org has a mission to preserve or archive the history of West Virginia's oldest county. As such we take note of the passing of important landmarks whether they be houses, schools, places of business or other important parts of our way of life. We have here an album of some of those that have passed within recent memory.

We invite you to contact us about lending photos or postcards or other types of images to be scanned and added to our collection. You may contact Charles Hall to inquire about helping with this collection. Thank you.


Lost Post Offices - not just closed, but we don't know where they were


Destoyed Buildings

   The Round Barn, the Romney Water Plant (Civil War trenches), the Opera House (Theater - Ben Franklin Store).

Closed Businesses

   The Hampshire County Co-op in Romney, Dec. 12, 2009

   The Levels Post Office closed on Feb. 28, 2011  


Sites Needing Preservation

    Rt. 50 Fountain, Black schoolhouse in Romney, Bubbling Spring

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