June 28, 2020

Luray: Collins Avenue and Sunnyview Drive

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church is in the town of Luray. It was built in the 1950s with a parish hall added in 1960.

Apparently there were not many Catholics in Page County before the railroad came through. Services were held in private homes, and by 1912 residents were traveling to Front Royal for weekly mass. This was over 20 miles away so many took the train. In 1951, services were held in the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, and land was procured for the church in 1953.

Now let's head north of town on US Route 340. We pass this older home at the corner of Sunnyview Drive, and if we turn right we find ourselves on a pleasant road through the country.

The Barn Collective: This is a farm on Sunnyview Drive. Eventually that road meets Vaughn Summit Road which takes you north to Rileyville where you can rejoin 340.


  1. ...wow, that a massage silo for such small barns, they much raise beef cattle. Thanks Linda for the visit, take care.

  2. Hello,

    I love the older home and the view of the farm! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

  3. Those folks must have been pleased to have their own church. It's a nice looking building. Some interesting houses and farms along that route.

  4. I especially like your second photograph …

    All the best Jan

  5. Pretty church and farm scenes too.


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