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Welcome to Luray ...

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

The location of Luray has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Luray: loo-ray<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Luray has a population of 4,858 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Luray is within the (540) area code.

Websites for Luray ...

Official Website: www.townofluray.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Luray had an population of 4,858 people. This is a decrease of 0.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Luray had a population of 4,895 people (or 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.

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    • Woodstock [Shenandoah County]

      • Woodstock [Shenandoah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Luray
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
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    • Broadway [Rockingham County]

      • Broadway [Rockingham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Luray
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    • Elkton [Rockingham County]

      • Elkton [Rockingham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Luray
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    • Timberville [Rockingham County]

      • Timberville [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Luray
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    • Shenandoah [Page County]

      • Shenandoah [Page County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Luray
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    • New Market [Shenandoah County]

      • New Market [Shenandoah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Luray
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Market
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    • Mount Jackson [Shenandoah County]

      • Mount Jackson [Shenandoah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Luray
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    • Stanley [Page County]

      • Stanley [Page County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Luray
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    • Edinburg [Shenandoah County]

      • Edinburg [Shenandoah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Luray
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    • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County]

      • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Luray
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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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Page County

About Virginia

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>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.
<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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Luray

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6653, Longitude: -78.4545       In this case, the coordinates for Luray have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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