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Welcome to Romney ...

The city of Romney is located in Hampshire County<1> and is the County Seat for Hampshire County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Romney has a population of 1,695 people<2> (see below for details).

Romney was established in 1762.

The community of Romney is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Romney lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Romney: (304) & (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Romney: 26757<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Romney had an population of 1,695 people. This is a decrease of 8.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Romney had a population of 1,848 people (or 7.71% of the total population of Hampshire County). This makes Romney the county's most populous community.

The population of Romney represents 0.1% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 65th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,848 people, the population of Romney decreased 4.74% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,940 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Romney.

Adding Romney to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Romney in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Romney elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Romney on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Romney on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Romney ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Romney - they are located in Indiana, Kentucky, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Romney.

Communities near Romney ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Romney.

  • Keyser [Mineral County]
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    • Keyser [Mineral County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Romney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,915 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyser
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser<7>
  • Westernport [Allegany County]
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    • Westernport [Allegany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Romney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,726 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westernport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westernport<7>
  • Lonaconing [Allegany County]
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    • Lonaconing [Allegany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Romney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,107 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonaconing<7>
  • Carpendale [Mineral County]
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    • Carpendale [Mineral County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Romney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 905 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpendale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Piedmont [Mineral County]
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      • Piedmont [Mineral County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Romney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<7>
    • Barton [Allegany County]
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      • Barton [Allegany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Romney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Midland [Allegany County]
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      • Midland [Allegany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Romney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
    • Capon Bridge [Hampshire County]
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      • Capon Bridge [Hampshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Romney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capon Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capon Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capon Bridge<7>
    • Luke [Allegany County]
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      • Luke [Allegany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Romney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luke have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luke
    • Ritters [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ritters
      • Ritters [Hampshire County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Romney
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Romney. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Romney.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Romney. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Romney.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Romney. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Romney.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Romney ...

Looking for more information about Romney? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Romney, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Romney.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Hampshire County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Romney. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Hampshire, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Romney.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Romney - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Romney). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Romney or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Romney) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Romney. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Romney

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Romney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3445, Longitude: -78.7576    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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