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The population of Luray is approximately 4,587 (1990), 4895 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,013 (1990), 2055 (2010).

The amount of land area in Luray is 12.276 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.015 sq kilometers.
The distance from Luray to Washington DC is 83 miles. The distance to the Virginia state capital is 95 miles. (as the crow flies)
Luray is positioned 38.66 degrees north of the equator and 78.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Luray elevation is 819 feet above sea level.

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Luray location: in northern Virginia, west of Washington, D.C.

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Luray history:

This area was settled by German-Swiss along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. The town was laid out in 1812. The area was remote enough and on the edge of such untamed wilderness that many of the early homes had stone forts as part of their plans to guard against Indian attacks. They were stocked with food supplies, firewood and often tunnels to nearby wells for water.
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Luray attractions:

Luray Caverns
It's Everything You Could Imagine!"
Phone: 540-743-6551
Ten minutes from the central entrance to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. 15 minutes form I-i1, Exit 264
This is the largest and most popular Caverns in the east. It operates everyday, year-round.

Luray Singing Tower
at the Belle Brown Northcott Memorial
1 miles west on US 211 at the entrance to Luray Caverns
Phone: 540-743-6551
Built of sandstone from Massanutten Mountain, this is a carillon tower 117 feet high and 25 feet square at the base. It has 47 bells with the largest weighing 7,640 pounds. The smallest is still 12.5 pounds. Recitals are given Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sunday.

Car and Carriage Caravan of Luray Caverns
at the entrance to Luray Caverns
Included with the admission to the caverns.
See the history of transportation with more than 140 items on display including a 1892 Benz and others.

Shenandoah National Park
The elevations in the park range from 600 feet at the north entrace to 4,050 feet at Hawksbill Peak summit.
This area is one of the most beautiful of the eastern United States. It is also one of the highest and most scenic of the Blue Ridge. The name, Shenandoah, comes from an American Indian name meaning, "Daughter of the Stars." The park has 196,466 acres with hundreds of hiking trails. It is a wildlife sanctuary with a variety of species abounding. Though mainly hardwoods, there are almost a 100 species of trees in the park. The prime fall color season is from mid to late October. Wildflowers usually bloom during May and June. Around 1,100 species of flowering plants are in the park. Though the park is open year-round, some facilities close in winter. There are a number of visitor centers. Information about the park may be found at: Shennandoah National Park
3655 US Hwy 211E
Luray, VA 22835-9036
Phone: 540-999-3500

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