Romney Tourism

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Romney is a city in and the county seat of Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 1,940 at the 2000 census, while the area covered by the city's ZIP code had a population of 5,873. The population was 1,848 at the 2010 census. Originally settled in 1725 by hunters and traders, Romney was known as Pearsall's Flats and was the site of the French and Indian War stockade Fort Pearsall. Romney is the oldest town in West Virginia, chartered December 23, 1762. (This status is contested by Shepherdstown, which was chartered in the same year). Named for the Cinque Ports town of Romney, Kent, England by Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, the town still bears placenames and symbols from its colonial past such as its Marsham Street, named for Robert Marsham, 2nd Baron Romney. It is also home to the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind and the nation's First Confederate Memorial in Indian Mound Cemetery.


Planning a vacation to Romney in United States? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. Romney is located at a short trip away from Washington D. C. a major city in United States. Take a short trip from Romney and set some time aside to explore the Washington D. C.. Dotted with places like Washington Monument, United States Capitol, Lincoln Memorial; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Romney, you'll have to take a flight to Washington D. C.; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Romney are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Romney*

  • Romney: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Romney for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Romney.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Romney - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Climate Index 76.23 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Romney

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Romney

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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