Near Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Gaps in the Story
Shenandoah National Park
You Are Here (marker background image caption)
Looking back at Shenandoah National Park from New Market Gap (west), you can see the notch of Thornton Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the first obstacle westward travelers had to overcome on their way from the east to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRoads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 40.512′ N, 78° 20.066′ W. Marker is near Luray, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is on Skyline Drive (at milepost 30.1), 1.4 miles north of Lee Highway (U.S. 211), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located at the Pass Mountain Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Luray VA 22835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Randolph Barbee (approx. 1.3 miles away); Thornton Gap (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rappahannock County / Page County (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Greatest Single Feature (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rocks Older than Mankind (approx. 2 miles away); Marys Rock Tunnel (approx. 2.1 miles away); Shenandoah National Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pass Run and Thornton Gap (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luray.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 5. submitted on January 20, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.