Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 38° 39.811′ N, 78° 27.814′ W. Marker is in Luray, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is on South Hawksbill Street, 0.1 miles south of West Page Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located along the Luray Hawksbill Greenway, which overlaps South Hawksbill Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. Page County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionary War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Mt. Carmel Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); White House Ferry Luray, Virginia Established 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Slave Auction Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Massanutten School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luray.
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1. A Remarkable Chinkapin Oak. The Chinquapin Oak located in Luray, Virginia is remarkable on all fronts: it is a champion in size with a circumference of over 19 feet. It is a community tree as it is located immediately adjacent to the county administration offices and therefore very visible. This oak sprouted around 1756, twenty years before the Declaration of Independence was signed and fifty-six years before the founding of Luray in 1812. (Submitted on September 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Luray's Chinquapin Oak - on the Hawksbill Greenway. One of the landmarks along the Hawksbill Greenway in Luray is a little sign that points out a large Chinquapin Oak, or Chestnut Oak, that sits on a bluff overlooking the area. The oak is about 60 feet above the path and on private property, so you can't really go visit it, but it is definitely significant (Submitted on September 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Preservation & Education of Historic Chinquapin Oak. Luray’s historic Chinquapin Oak tree is described and pictured on pages 74 and 75 of the Remarkable Trees of Virginia book. The tree is estimated to be over 250 years old and is the 3rd largest Chinquapin Oak in the state. Extension Master Gardeners are working with the Luray Tree and Beautification Committee and County Administration to preserve, protect and care for the tree. (Submitted on September 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 277 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.