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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Damascus.

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Around Damascus ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the east of Damascus. Dothan has a population of 68,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It lies just east of Damascus and has a population of 28,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Damascus and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbeville   [Map]   2,603   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Andalusia   [Map]   8,968   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,741   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,750   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,580   SE   46 miles [74 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   6,284   S   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Battens Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bellwood   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Beulah   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Central City   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chancellor   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Clayhatchee   [Map]   573   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Coffee Springs   [Map]   227   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
County Line   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fort Rucker   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Holiday Village   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kinston   [Map]   539   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Level Plains   [Map]   2,006   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
New Brockton   [Map]   1,157   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Samson   [Map]   1,912   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Scranton   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Damascus, please visit our County-by-County Page for Damascus.

Coffee County ...

Damascus is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Damascus ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Basin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Damascus   [Map]
Edwardsville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elba   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Enterprise   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Goodman   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Acres   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Griffin Heights   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Harpers Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Olivers Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Perry Store   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Richburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shell Heights   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Singing Brook   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley Hills   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Willow Bend   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Damascus.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Damascus. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Damascus. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Damascus ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Damascus.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   ESE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Damascus.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Damascus. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSW   65 miles [104.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   91 miles [146.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NNW   71 miles [114.3 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   E   107 miles [172.2 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   ESE   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   ESE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Damascus. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Damascus.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Damascus. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Damascus), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Damascus.