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Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Philip Long
 
Fort Philip Long Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2006
1. Fort Philip Long Marker
 
Inscription. Six miles south, near Alma, stands Fort Philip Long, a small Germanic stone dwelling with a massive end chimney. Constructed on the edge of a bank, the house is unusual in having two cellar levels, one below the other. A tunnel leads from the lower level to a well located a hundred yards away. The date of construction is not known, but it likely was built late in the 18th century for Philip Long II, grandson of Philip Long who settled the tract in 1737. According to local tradition, the house was built as a fort for protection against Indian attacks.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-31.)
 
Location. 38° 39.697′ N, 78° 28.859′ W. Marker is in Luray, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Business U.S. 211) and Leaksville Road (Local Route 616), on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Luray VA 22835, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White House Ferry (approx. one mile away); Mt. Carmel Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Willow Grove Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Slave Auction Block (approx. 1.2 miles away); Massanutten School (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Luray.
 
Fort Philip Long Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2006
2. Fort Philip Long Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  Older Photo of Fort Phillip Long. (Submitted on August 8, 2009, by Rachael Elstad of Falls Church, Virginia.)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,883 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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