The settlement of Womford, according to local legend, was to have originally been called "Ironford". The name supposedly changed to "Wyrmford" after a dragon was defeated in the area. Due to the accent of the locals, the pronunciation of Wyrmford was altered, hence the name "Womford".
Some time after the War of the Silver Marches, a nocturnal predator known as "The Womford Bat" hunted near the village, terrorizing the locals. This predator was in fact the vampire Arik Stillmarsh.
Womford's economy was based off of the grain from surrounding farms. The village had several granaries and a grist mill. Womford relied on the river for exporting grains from nearby farms.
The dock allowed for the grain and flour to be shipped to other communities along the Dessarin River. There was an under-culture of bandits, smugglers, and river pirates that used the dock for nefarious purposes.