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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Damascus.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Damascus to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Damascus to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Damascus to:

  • Blakely [Map], which is the Seat of Early County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Damascus to Blakely, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Atlanta [Map], which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 170 miles [273.6 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,567 miles [10,568.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,260 miles [11,683.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Damascus ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Damascus.

Within Georgia, there is just one other community named Damascus. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 23 communities in the United States and Canada - with 22 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Damascus, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in Georgia

Communities outside of Georgia

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Georgia

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Alabama

Coffee County

Our profile page for Damascus, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the West

Cullman County

Our profile page for Damascus, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the North Northwest

Escambia County

Our profile page for Damascus, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the West

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Damascus, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the West Northwest

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Damascus, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the Northwest

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California

Placer County

Our profile page for Damascus, Placer County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Placer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Damascus, New Haven County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in New Haven County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Stephenson County

Our profile page for Damascus, Stephenson County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Damascus, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,257 miles [2,022.9 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Damascus, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Kemper County

Our profile page for Damascus, Kemper County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the West Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Damascus, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Damascus, Saint Clair County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Damascus   [Map]
Distance: About 1,408 miles [2,266 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Damascus, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Henry County

Our profile page for Damascus, Henry County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the North

Logan County

Our profile page for Damascus, Logan County
This community is historic.
Although located in Logan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Damascus, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Damascus   [Map]
Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Damascus, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,236 miles [3,598.5 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Wayne County

Our profile page for Damascus, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Johnson County

Our profile page for Damascus, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Washington County

Our profile page for Damascus, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Syria

- Dimashq   [Map]

Distance: About 6,531 miles [10,510.6 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Damascus ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Bethany   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Damascus   [Map]
Centerville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Commissary Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Cooktown   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crossroads   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cuba   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Floydtown (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Hentown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Jeterville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Joe Shingler (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jones Spur   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Damascus. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Dave Monroe Edwards
  Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Alabama) on Thursday December 14, 1939 and died in Laguna Park (Texas) on Tueday December 6, 2016 at an age of 77.

Columbia [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Damascus

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Monroe Edwards<9>

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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 Georgia: www.georgia.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.

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, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2990, Longitude: -84.7170     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Damascus to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.311 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.403 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.967 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Damascus could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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