Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Construction of the Skyline Drive
Near this spot, on July 18, 1931, the ground-breaking ceremony for the Skyline Drive was conducted. This act began the eight-year construction of the 105-mile-long scenic roadway, which now stretches from Front Royal to Waynesboro, Virginia.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1917.
Location. 38° 35.202′ N, 78° 23.005′ W. Marker is in Luray, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is on Skyline Drive (at milepost 42), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Shenandoah National Park near the southern entrance to Skyland Resort. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shenandoah's Centerpiece (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civilian Conservation Camp (approx. 0.8 miles away); Appalachian Trail High Point (approx. one mile away); A Home Away From Home? (approx. 1.7 miles away); Visiblity-Endangered? Stony Man (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Man in the Mountain (approx. 2.1 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luray.
Also see . . . Shenandoah National Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 603 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.