Romney

/rom"nee, rum"-/, n.
1. George, 1734-1802, English painter.
2. George, born 1907, U.S. businessman and politician: governor of Michigan 1963-69.
3. former name of New Romney.
4. a male given name.
/rom"nee, rum"-/, n.
one of an English breed of hardy sheep, having coarse, long wool. Also called Romney Marsh.
[named after a district in southwestern England]

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      city, seat (1753) of Hampshire county, in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, U.S., on the South Branch Potomac River, 28 miles (45 km) south of Cumberland, Maryland. It developed from the settlement of Pearsall's Flats (1738), which then expanded around Fort Pearsall (1756); with Shepherdstown, Romney lays claim to being the state's oldest incorporated town. Chartered in 1762, it was named by Virginia landowner Thomas Fairfax, 6th Baron Fairfax, for Romney, one of the ports of southern England. During the American Civil War, Romney, because of its strategic position near the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, changed hands numerous times. Fiercely pro-South, it sent two regiments to fight at Harpers Ferry in 1861.

      Lumbering and the manufacture of explosives and clothing are the city's main economic activities. Nathaniel Mountain and Short Mountain public hunting and fishing areas (wild turkey, deer, and small game) are south of Romney. The Confederate Monument (1867) in Indian Mound Cemetery was one of the first monuments in the United States to commemorate the Confederacy. The Fort Mill Ridge Civil War Trenches are nearby. Pop. (1990) 1,966; (2000) 1,940.

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