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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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Damascus had a post office and no railroad service.

Alberton   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alberton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bullock   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayhatchee   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Damascus
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clintonville   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coffee Springs   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 227 people in 2016)
 - Coffee Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Curtis   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Damascus
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daleville   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,101 people in 2016)
 - Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dillard   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Damascus
 - Dillard had a post office and railroad service
 
Edwardsville   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Damascus
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elba   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,893 people in 2016)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enterprise   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Damascus
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geneva   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 638 people (with 4,424 people in 2016)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Bay   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Green Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Bluff   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Damascus
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highfalls   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Level Plains   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Damascus
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marl   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Damascus
 - Marl had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opine   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Damascus
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ozark   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 1,195 people (with 14,610 people in 2016)
 - Ozark had a post office and railroad service
 
Peacock   (Crenshaw County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Damascus
 - Peacock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rose Hill   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Damascus
 - Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabernacle   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Damascus
 - Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vaughanville   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Vaughanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Victoria   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Damascus
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Victoria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiggins   (Covington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Damascus
 - Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service

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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 that starts in Damascus. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 31.3204, Longitude: -86.0044     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Damascus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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