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Welcome to Luray ...
The pronunciation of Luray: loo-ray<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Luray, you might consider that their post office opened in 1803.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Luray has a population of 4,853 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 located in the (540) area code.
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 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 (which had 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 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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Luray was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>
We also found Luray in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Luray.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023