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Here Are The 2 Oldest Towns In West Virginia… And They’re Loaded With History

The oldest town in West Virginia is…Romney! Or is it Shepherdstown? Well, it depends who you ask.

It’s contested whether Romney or Shepherdstown is the oldest town in West Virginia, but both towns were chartered in 1762. Here are some of the places you can visit to learn about the history in each town.

What’s your favorite location from West Virginia’s earliest days?

Rachel Whetstone
Rachel is proud to live in wild and wonderful West Virginia. She enjoys nature walks, photography, and discovering new restaurants all around the state.