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The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into ninety-five counties and thirty-eight independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.

Page County, Virginia

Page County Education, Geography, and History

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Page County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 24,042. Its county seat is Luray. Page County was formed in 1831 from Shenandoah and Rockingham counties and was named for John Page, Governor of Virginia from 1802 to 1805.

Etymology - Origin of Page County Name

Page is named for Governor of Virginia John Page.


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Page County History

Page County, Virginia formed from Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]

Page County was named according to most sources, for John Page, revolutionary patriot, congressman, and governor of Virginia from 1802 to 1805. It was formed from Rockingham and Shenandoah counties in 1831. Its area is 316 square miles, and the county seat is Luray.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 314 square miles (813 km2), of which, 311 square miles (806 km2) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km2) of it (0.95%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Warren County, Virginia (north)
  • Shenandoah County, Virginia (west)
  • Rockingham County, Virginia (south)
  • Madison County, Virginia (east)
  • Rappahannock County, Virginia (east)
  • Greene County, Virginia (east)


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