Hampshire County is part of what many refer to as the Potomac Highlands. And for good reason. The Potomac River gets its start here. The river actually has two sources. The North Branch of the Potomac starts at the Fairfax Stone where Grant, Tucker, and Preston counties meet. The South Branch of the Potomac doesn't start here but does run through the area. Both branches converge east of Green Spring in Hampshire County to form the Potomac.
|South Branch of the Potomac just north of Moorefield, West Virginia|
If you're planning a trip to Hampshire County, be sure to visit the Hampshire County Convention & Visitors' Bureau Web site for lodging links. You should probably bookmark this site, too, as I'll be adding more and more awesome West Virginia rides. And be sure to visit the WV Department of Commerce for a copy of the latest (free!) WV Travel Guide. This very same book is typically available in abundance at the various rest stops scattered across West Virginia and even some of the neighboring states.
And don't forget to let me know, too. I love playing tour guide. Or, if I am not available for that, I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and/or give you some personalized route tips.