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Damascus, Alabama
(Escambia County)

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1890 Communities Near Damascus ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Damascus in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Damascus.

Andalusia   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 270 people (with 9,063 people in 2015)
 - Andalusia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beda   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Damascus
 - Beda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belleville   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Belleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Berrydale (FL)   (Santa Rosa County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Damascus
 - Berrydale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boykin   (Escambia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Damascus
 - Boykin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brewton   (Escambia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 5,434 people in 2015)
 - Brewton had a post office and railroad service
 
Brooklyn   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Brooklyn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Castleberry   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 565 people in 2015)
 - Castleberry had a post office and railroad service
 
Cohassett   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Damascus
 - Cohassett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 1,783 people (with 3,774 people in 2015)
 - Evergreen had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairfield   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Damascus
 - Fairfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hammac   (Escambia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) from Damascus
 - Hammac had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jay Villa   (Conecuh County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Jay Villa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Damascus
 - Jay Villa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirkland   (Escambia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Damascus
 - Kirkland had a post office and railroad service
 
Loango   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Damascus
 - Loango had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Union   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Damascus
 - Mount Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Otahite (FL)   (Okaloosa County (FL)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Otahite was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) from Damascus
 - Otahite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pollard   (Escambia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 389 people (with 135 people in 2015)
 - Pollard had a post office and railroad service
 
Range   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Damascus
 - Range had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Level   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 61 people (with 490 people in 2015)
 - Red Level had a post office and no railroad service
 
River Falls   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Damascus
 - River Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roberts   (Escambia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Damascus
 - Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rome   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Damascus
 - Rome had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sparta   (Conecuh County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sparta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Damascus
 - Sparta had railroad service and no post office
 
Wallace   (Escambia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) from Damascus
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
 
Wilcox   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North (N) from Damascus
 - Wilcox had railroad service and no post office

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Damascus, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Damascus. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Damascus) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Damascus. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1730, Longitude: -86.8569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Damascus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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