Hampshire County

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Hampshire County is named for the County of Hampshire in England, United Kingdom.


Created:  December 13, 1753

County Seat: 

Romney  1755 – present


County Courthouse – Romney 


Location:  66 North High Street / East Main Street

Built:  1921 – 1922

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Holmboe and Pogue

Contractor:  John Vandgrift


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is rectangular. The south front has a large portico with four large columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The first story entrance is recessed with a small balcony above on the second story. On the center of the roof is large octagonal cupola with gold dome at the top.


Note:  The courthouse built in 1833 was destroyed by fire in 1921 and was replaced in 1922 by the present courthouse.


County Judicial Center – Romney 


Location:  50 South High Street / Gravel Lane

Built:  2005 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Silling Associates Inc

Contractor:  Shelley Metz Bauman Hawk Inc


Description:  The building faces west and is a buff colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a small portico at the central entrance. The roof line is flat.



N – Alleghany County, Maryland and Morgan County

E – Frederick County, Virginia

S – Hardy County

W – Mineral County


























Photos taken 2012