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Welcome to Damascus ...

The town of Damascus is located in the Arkansas Ozarks.

Damascus is primarily located in Van Buren County<1>. A portion of Damascus extends into Faulkner County.

The location of Damascus has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Damascus has a population of 383 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Damascus is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Damascus lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Damascus lies within the (501) area code.

The ZIP code for Damascus: 72039<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Damascus had an population of 383 people. This is an increase of 0.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Damascus had a population of 382 people. This makes Damascus the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Damascus represents 0.01% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 314th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 382 people, the population of Damascus increased 24.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 306 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Damascus.

Communities Also Named Damascus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Arkansas communities named Damascus: This one is located in Van Buren County and the other is located in Columbia County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 24 communities that are also named Damascus - they are located in Alabama (3), California, Connecticut, Georgia (2), Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi (2), Missouri, New Brunswick, New York, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Damascus.

Communities near Damascus ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Damascus.

  • Conway [Faulkner County]
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    • Conway [Faulkner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Damascus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67,638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conway<7>
  • Greenbrier [Faulkner County]
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    • Greenbrier [Faulkner County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Damascus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,665 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbrier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenbrier<7>
  • Clinton [Van Buren County]
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    • Clinton [Van Buren County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Damascus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<7>
  • Fairfield Bay [Van Buren County]
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    • Fairfield Bay [Van Buren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Damascus
    • Estimated population in 2015: 2,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield Bay<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wooster [Faulkner County]
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      • Wooster [Faulkner County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wooster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wooster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wooster<7>
    • Greers Ferry [Cleburne County]
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      • Greers Ferry [Cleburne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 856 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greers Ferry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greers Ferry<7>
    • Guy [Faulkner County]
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      • Guy [Faulkner County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guy
    • Plumerville [Conway County]
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      • Plumerville [Conway County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 772 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plumerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plumerville<7>
    • Quitman [Cleburne County]
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      • Quitman [Cleburne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<7>
    • Holland [Faulkner County]
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      • Holland [Faulkner County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Damascus. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Damascus.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Damascus.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Damascus. See our Newspapers Page for Damascus.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Damascus ...

Looking for more information about Damascus? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Damascus, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Damascus.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Van Buren County

About Arkansas

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 Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Van Buren, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Damascus.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Damascus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Damascus). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Damascus or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Damascus. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Damascus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Damascus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3672, Longitude: -92.4104       In this case, the coordinates for Damascus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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