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Welcome to Luray ...

The city of Luray is located in Russell County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Luray has a population of 184 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Luray.

The city of Luray was previously named Lura.

Luray is 1,580 feet [482 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Luray lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Luray is located in the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Luray: 67649<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Luray had an population of 184 people. This is a decrease of 5.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Luray had a population of 194 people. This makes Luray the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 194 people, the population of Luray decreased 4.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 203 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Luray.

Communities Also Named Luray ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Luray - they are located in Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Luray.

Communities near Luray ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Luray.

  • Russell (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
    • Russell lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Luray and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,383 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<6>
  • Lucas (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucas
    • Lucas lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Luray and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucas<6>
  • Natoma (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
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    • Natoma lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Luray and is located in Osborne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natoma have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Natoma:
    • Tapley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natoma<6>
  • Sylvan Grove (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvan Grove
    • Sylvan Grove lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Luray and is located in Lincoln County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sylvan Grove has also been known as:
    • Sylvan Grove Station
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvan Grove<6>
  • Tipton (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
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    • Tipton lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Luray and is located in Mitchell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
    • Former name for Tipton:
    • Pittsburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton<6>
  • Dorrance (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
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    • Dorrance lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Luray and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorrance have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Dorrance:
    • Dorrence
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorrance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dorrance<6>
  • Bunker Hill (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker Hill
    • Bunker Hill lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Luray and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Bunker Hill:
    • Bunkerhill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunker Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunker Hill<6>
  • Hunter (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
    • Hunter lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Luray and is located in Mitchell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hunter<6>
  • Paradise (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
    • Paradise lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Luray and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 48 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
  • Waldo (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
    • Waldo lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Luray and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29 people
    • Former name for Waldo:
    • Pleasant Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Luray. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Luray.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Luray. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Luray.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Luray. See our Newspapers Page for Luray.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Luray ...

Looking for more information about Luray? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Luray, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Luray.

Adding Luray to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Luray in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Luray was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Luray on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Luray on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Luray. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Russell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Luray.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Luray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Luray). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Luray or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Luray) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Luray. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LurayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1145, Longitude: -98.6920    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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