Page Valley facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPage Valley
|Length||45 miles (72 km) North to South|
|Width||10 miles (16 km)|
|Location||Page County, Virginia|
|Borders on||Blue Ridge Mountains (east)
Massanutten Mountain (west)
|Traversed by||U.S. Route 211, U.S. Route 340|
The Page Valley is a small valley geographically and culturally associated with the Shenandoah Valley. The valley is located between the Massanutten and Blue Ridge mountain ranges in western Virginia.
The valley is approximately 45 miles (72 km) long. At its widest, across from New Market Gap near Luray, the valley is about 10 miles (16 km) wide, while at its narrowest north of Luray near Compton, it is only 3.25 miles (5.23 km). Similarly to the south of Luray, at Ingham, the valley narrows to 3.5 miles (5.6 km) wide.
U.S. Route 340 runs north-south through the valley, while U.S. Route 211 cuts east-west across the valley from Thornton Gap in the Blue Ridge, through Luray to New Market Gap in the Massanutten. Ḍ
During the American Civil War, it was known as the Luray Valley since Luray, Virginia (the county seat of Page County) is located in the center of Page Valley. The valley played a significant role in the strategy of Confederate Major General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson during his Valley Campaign of 1862 in which he defeated three numerically superior Union armies.
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