|Monday, 14 May 2007 23:40|
Moorefield is the government headquarters for Hardy County, and is the trading center for the upper South Branch VAlley. It was chartered in 1777 and named for Conrad Moore, an early settler on whose farm the town is built.
It also is the center for a regional hunting and fishing area.
Hardy County is in the Eastern panhandle, covered by ridges and valleys of the Alleghenies, including some of the North and Shenandoah Mountains.
Part of the George Washington National Forest is in the county.
Contributing to the economy of the county are livestock, dairy, and fruit farms.
Hardy County was formed in 1786. Consisting of some 576 square miles of land, the county is named to honor Samuel Hardy, a distinguished Virginian. The county is home to both Lost River State Park and George Washington National Forest.