Fort Edwards sign in Capon Bridge on US Rt 50
This sign was replaced through the efforts of the
late Virginia Pancake.
On Rt. 28 north of Romney
near Buffalo Hollow Rd.
At junction of US Rt
50 and State Rt 29
On US Rt 50 in
Mechanicsburg Gap west of Romney
On US Rt 50 in
Mechanicsburg Gap west of Romney; opposite side of above
Capon Springs sign on State Rt 259 between High View and the Hardy County line. See bridge sign below.
On Rt 220 at Hampshire-Hardy County line
Caudy's Castle sign on Rt. 127 at crossing of the Cacapon River
Turnpike on US Rt 50 in Capon Bridge
Pin Oak Fountain on
Rt 29 3.8 miles north of junction with Rt 127
Fort Mill Ridge Trenches west of Romney; click to enlarge
Below are the signs on US Rt. 50 at the
Virginia-West Virginia state line:
These are Virginia state
signs, not West Virginia - note the emblem at top.
boundary markers on both sides of the highway are leaning and in need of
Missing Signs :
Inscription: Perpendicular cliffs rising nearly 300 feet above the South
Branch of the Potomac. The scene of fierce battle
between Delaware and Catawba
Indians about 1736.
Also scene of skirmishes between Northern and Southern troops in 1861.
On Rt. 28 north of Romney at Hanging
It is unfortunate that
most of the signs posted at the entry to Hampshire County are missing. It
would seem that for many people "taking pride" in their County means
stealing the sign!
The Inscription for the Hampshire County signs reads
some variation of the following: "Oldest county; established by the
Virginia Assembly, 1754. Formed from Frederick and Augusta. Lord Fairfax,
owner, named it for the English shire of the same name. Ice Mountain and
Hanging Rocks are among its natural wonders."