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Welcome to Luray ...

The town of Luray is located in Page County<1> and is the County Seat for Page County.

The pronunciation of Luray: loo-ray<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Luray has a population of 4,853 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Luray is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Luray lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Luray: (540)

The ZIP code for Luray: 22835<5>

Websites for Luray ...

Official Website: www.townofluray.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Luray had an population of 4,853 people. This is a decrease of 0.86% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Luray had a population of 4,895 people (which is 20.36% of the total population of Page County). This makes Luray the county's most populous community.

The population of Luray represents 0.06% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 65th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,895 people, the population of Luray has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,871 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, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio (2), South Carolina and Tennessee.

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.

  • Woodstock [Shenandoah County]
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    • Woodstock [Shenandoah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Luray
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,293 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<8>
  • Broadway [Rockingham County]
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    • Broadway [Rockingham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Luray
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,995 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<8>
  • Elkton [Rockingham County]
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    • Elkton [Rockingham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Luray
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,914 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<8>
  • Timberville [Rockingham County]
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    • Timberville [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Luray
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shenandoah [Page County]
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      • Shenandoah [Page County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Luray
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<8>
    • New Market [Shenandoah County]
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      • New Market [Shenandoah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Luray
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Market
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market<8>
    • Mount Jackson [Shenandoah County]
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      • Mount Jackson [Shenandoah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Luray
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Jackson<8>
    • Stanley [Page County]
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      • Stanley [Page County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Luray
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,676 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<8>
    • Edinburg [Shenandoah County]
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      • Edinburg [Shenandoah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Luray
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<8>
    • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toms Brook
      • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Luray
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toms Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toms Brook<8>

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. Our list includes 14 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Luray, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Luray: www.townofluray.com/

The official website for Page County: www.co.page.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Page, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Luray. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Luray.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Luray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Luray. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 38.6655, Longitude: -78.4575    
<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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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