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Damascus, Arkansas
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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. A portion of Damascus extends into Faulkner County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Damascus has a population of 374 people<1> (see below for details).

The community of Damascus is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Damascus: (501)

The ZIP code for Damascus: 72039<3>

Population Details ...

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 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 (that had a count of 306 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Damascus had an population of 374 people. This is a decrease of 2.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.22% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Damascus ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Damascus and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017
Clinton   [Map]   2,486   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Conway   [Map]   65,782   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fairfield Bay   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Greenbrier   [Map]   5,477   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Greers Ferry   [Map]   858   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Guy   [Map]   782   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Damascus. We make it easy 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.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Damascus.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Damascus. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Damascus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from 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.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Damascus. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3672, Longitude: -92.4104     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Damascus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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