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Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Luray, Virginia Established 1812

 
 
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By Patricia Strat, August 8, 2020
1. Luray Virginia Established 1812 Marker
Inscription.  On this site was lot number 1 of a town made up of 18 lots conveyed by deed from Isaac Ruffner and his family, descendants of the original homesteaders in 1739, Peter and Mary (Steinman) Ruffner, owners of most of the land on both sides of the Hawksbill Creek from the Shenandoah River to Stonyman. It was named Luray by an act of the Virginia General Assembly on February 6, 1812, with trustees thereof: William Marye, John R. Whiting, John W. Abbott and Jonas Ruffner. Main Street was originally called Peter Street.

Dedicated February 6, 2005 by the descendants of Peter and Mary (Steinman) Ruffner and the Ruffner Family Association
 
Erected 2005 by Descendants of Peter and Mary (Steinman) Ruffner and the Ruffner Family Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 39.917′ N, 78° 27.707′ W. Marker is in Luray, Virginia, in Page County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Main Street (Business U.S. 211) and South Hawksbill Street
Luray Virginia Established 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, August 8, 2020
2. Luray Virginia Established 1812 Marker
Marker positioned above the "Issac Ruffner" plaque.
, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located in Ruffner Plaza, accessible by stairway from West Main Street and also via the Hawksbill Greenway paved trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 W Main St, Luray VA 22835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White House Ferry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mt. Carmel Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Confederate Memorial (about 600 feet away); A Slave Auction Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); Massanutten School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Page County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farm Machinery From The Past (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luray.
 
Additional keywords. Isaac Ruffner
 
Memorial plaque for Isaac Ruffner image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, August 8, 2020
3. Memorial plaque for Isaac Ruffner
Dedicated to the memory of Isaac Ruffner upon whose property the Town of Luray was founded in 1812, and to the other descendants of Peter Ruffner Jr. and Elizabeth Burner This monument was erected by the Ruffner Family Association whose members gathered here on June 14-17, 2001 to celebrate their common heritage.
Ruffner Plaza and Hawksbill Creek from West Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, August 8, 2020
4. Ruffner Plaza and Hawksbill Creek from West Main Street.
Marker is near the end of the stairway to the plaza from West Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2020, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2020, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia.   4. submitted on August 9, 2020, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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