Bloomery, Hampshire County, West Virginia

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Bloomery
Unincorporated community
The "Bloomery Sign"
The "Bloomery Sign"
Bloomery is located in West Virginia
Bloomery
Bloomery
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°23′13″N 78°22′23″W / 39.38694°N 78.37306°W / 39.38694; -78.37306Coordinates: 39°23′13″N 78°22′23″W / 39.38694°N 78.37306°W / 39.38694; -78.37306
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Bloomery Presbyterian Church

Bloomery is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Bloomery is located along the Bloomery Pike (West Virginia Route 127), northwest of Winchester, Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the Bloomery community has a population of 321.[1]

Originally known as Sherrard's Store in the late 18th century, the community was renamed Bloomery reflecting its importance as a center for iron smelting. The first of Bloomery's iron furnaces was constructed in 1770. In 1814, a post office was established here.

Historic sites[edit]

With the exception of the past two decades, the majority of Bloomery's residences were constructed prior to the American Civil War.[2]

  • Bloomery Grist Mill (c. 1800), Bloomery Pike (WV Route 127)
  • Bloomery Presbyterian Church (1825), Bloomery Pike (WV Route 127)
  • Bloomery School, Sandy Hollow Road (County Route 45/1)
  • Fawcett House ("The Old Stone House"), Bloomery Pike (WV Route 127)
  • Hatch House, Smokey Hollow Road (County Route 6)
  • Old Bloomery Iron Furance, Bloomery Pike (WV Route 127)

References[edit]

Bloomery Iron Furnace
  1. ^ Bloomery, West Virginia ZIP code profile, DownloadZIPCode.com. Accessed 2008-01-19.
  2. ^ "Hampshire Trivia", Hampshire Review, 2007-10-31: 1A 

External links[edit]

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