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Welcome to Front Royal, Virginia, a town for all seasons! Located in the Shenandoah Valley, the area was sold to the Virginia Colony by the Iroquois in 1744 as part of the Treaty of Lancaster. The town was originally settled as LeHewtown in 1754 and quickly earned the nickname "Helltown" due to the large number of livestock wranglers and boatmen coming into town looking for alcohol. In 1788 the town was officially incorporated as Front Royal. The town is just outside the Shenandoah National Park. The park was established in the 1930s and includes part of the Appalachain Trail, numerous waterfalls, and Skyline Drive. The town is also near the Skyline Caverns and the Luray Caverns. The Luray Caverns are the largest caverns in the Eastern US. Some of the caverns are as much as 10 stories high with massive stone formations. The Shenandoah Valley is also home to numerous wineries including Glen Manor Vineyards located in Front Royal. We hope you enjoy our visit to Front Royal!