A Discussion On The Oldest Town In W.Va. – And How Much It Actually Matters

If you had to bet on one, I would say Shepherdstown was probably founded first, simply because it's on an important thoroughfare connecting the Shenandoah Valley to the important Delaware ports, where a lot of European migrants, principally Scots Irish and German migrants, were arriving in the 18th century. So it's likely that these migrants arrived at the banks of the Potomac River in the valley before they arrived in the South Branch Valley. So it's likely that Shepherdstown was founded earlier. 

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The Oldest Town In The State And Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, Shepherdstown and Romney both lay claim to being the oldest town in West Virginia – but there’s some confusion as to which town is actually correct. Shepherd Snyder spoke to Appalachian historian and Shepherd University professor Benjamin Bankhurst about why the answer is more complicated than it appears.

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Hardy County, Town Of Romney To Get Water Facility Upgrades

Funding totalling $2,710,000 is going to both Hardy County and the Eastern Panhandle town of Romney as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Grant Program.

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