Hampshire County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia.As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,964. Its county seat is Romney, West Virginia's oldest town (1762). The county was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1754, from parts of Frederick and Augusta Counties and is the state's oldest county. The county lies in both West Virginia's Eastern … Romney is served by two primary highways, the more prominent of them being U.S. Route 50.US 50 heads eastward from Romney towards Winchester and Interstate 81.To the west, US 50 intersects U.S. Route 220, climbs the Allegheny Front, briefly enters Garrett County, Maryland, and then returns to West Virginia, eventually reaching Grafton.The other primary highway serving …