Visit Luray and Page Country and learn about what it was like for the 38,000 troops who marched through Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War.

Civil War History

Page County, Virginia, known originally as the Luray Valley and later named Page Valley during the Civil War, is located between the majestic Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains on the east and west with the ever-flowing Shenandoah River running south to north.


Page Valley’s significance lies in that it was an avenue for the armies traveling through the Shenandoah Valley to and from Gettysburg and as a prominent thoroughfare for General “Stonewall” Jackson. Within the boundaries of this fertile valley Confederate and Union soldiers marched and died, commanders contemplated strategies that would affect the entire Shenandoah Valley, supporters and sympathizers went about daily life at home, slaves were bought and sold, barns, mills, and bridges were burned, and General Jackson marched 38,000 troops through this “beloved valley.”


If Civil War history and the history of the Page Valley interests you, stop by the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center for our historical brochures and a list of Civil War markers in and around Luray-Page. Learn more about the history of the Page County, Virginia during the Civil War, check out Page County's Historical Markers, and view the Hisotrical Marker Database