For those of you descended from Philip Lung/Long of Virginia, you might be interested in knowing that the home he built c.1732 along the Shenandoah River near Massanutten Mountain is still standing and being used. It is an intriquing limestone structure with the lowest level cut into the hillside. That level also houses a "secret" room with a barrel vault ceiling and its own well that was used in case of Indian attack. The walls of that lowest level still have nocks in the walls for torches and possible gun slits. The main level has a large walk-in fireplace with a massive chestnut mantel beam. The property also contains the family cemetery and a Antebellum manor house. Check with the geneaology section of the county library in Luray to see about visiting.
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