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Our Genealogy Helper for Damascus ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Damascus (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Damascus. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Damascus is located in Washington County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Johnson (TN), Sullivan (TN), Grayson, Russell, Scott & Smyth.

Below are the counties that are near Damascus. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Damascus:

  • Washington County     (The home county of Damascus)
    • Lodi [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodi
      • Lodi [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi
    • Alvarado [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvarado
      • Alvarado [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvarado
    • Friendship [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Green Cove [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Cove
      • Green Cove [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Cove
    • Loves Mill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loves Mill
      • Loves Mill [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loves Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loves Mill
    • Glade Spring [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade Spring
      • Glade Spring [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,402 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Spring<3>
    • Fleet [Washington County]
    • Abingdon [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abingdon
      • Abingdon [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,856 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abingdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
    • Green Spring [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Spring
      • Green Spring [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Spring
    • Clinchburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinchburg
      • Clinchburg [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinchburg
    • Glenford [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenford
      • Glenford [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenford
    • Lowland [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowland
      • Lowland [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowland
  • Bristol City
    • Virginia Heights [Bristol City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Heights
      • Virginia Heights [Bristol City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Heights
    • Bristol [Bristol City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol City] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<3>
  • Grayson County
    • Whitetop [Grayson County]
    • Rugby [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rugby
      • Rugby [Grayson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rugby
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Dale
      • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale<3>
    • Mouth-of-Wilson [Grayson County]
    • Elk Creek [Grayson County]
    • Independence [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<3>
  • Russell County
    • Lebanon [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Russell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,184 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>
    • Spring City [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring City
      • Spring City [Russell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring City
    • Honaker [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honaker
      • Honaker [Russell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honaker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honaker<3>
    • Dickensonville [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickensonville
      • Dickensonville [Russell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickensonville
    • Cleveland [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Russell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Fugates Hill [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fugates Hill
      • Fugates Hill [Russell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fugates Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fugates Hill
    • Castlewood [Russell County]
  • Scott County
    • Nickelsville [Scott County]
    • Hiltons [Scott County]
    • Dungannon [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dungannon
      • Dungannon [Scott County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dungannon
  • Smyth County
    • Chilhowie [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilhowie
      • Chilhowie [Smyth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,698 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilhowie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilhowie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chilhowie<3>
    • Adwolf [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adwolf
      • Adwolf [Smyth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adwolf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adwolf
    • Seven Mile Ford [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Mile Ford
      • Seven Mile Ford [Smyth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Mile Ford
    • Saltville [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltville
      • Saltville [Smyth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltville<3>
    • Allison Gap [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allison Gap
      • Allison Gap [Smyth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allison Gap
    • Cardwell Town [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardwell Town
      • Cardwell Town [Smyth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardwell Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardwell Town
    • Marion [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Smyth County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Mount Carmel [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
      • Mount Carmel [Smyth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel
    • Sugar Grove [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Smyth County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Atkins [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Smyth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<3>
  • Tazewell County
    • Claypool Hill [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claypool Hill
      • Claypool Hill [Tazewell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claypool Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claypool Hill
    • Steeleburg [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steeleburg
      • Steeleburg [Tazewell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steeleburg
    • Asberrys [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asberrys
      • Asberrys [Tazewell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Asberrys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asberrys
    • Pounding Mill [Tazewell County]
    • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<3>
    • Richlands [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Tazewell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,224 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<3>
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
      • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<3>
  • Wise County
    • Saint Paul [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Paul
      • Saint Paul [Wise County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 847 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Paul
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Paul<3>
  • Wythe County
    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Retreat
      • Rural Retreat [Wythe County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Retreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rural Retreat<3>
    • Crockett [Wythe County]
  • Alleghany County (NC)
    • Topia [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topia
      • Topia [Alleghany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topia
    • Piney Creek [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Creek
      • Piney Creek [Alleghany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piney Creek<3>
    • Scottville [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottville
      • Scottville [Alleghany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottville<3>
    • Laurel Springs [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Springs
      • Laurel Springs [Alleghany County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Springs<3>
    • Sparta [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<3>
  • Ashe County (NC)
    • Ashland [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Ashe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Comet [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comet
      • Comet [Ashe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comet
    • Creston [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Ashe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creston<3>
    • Helton [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helton
      • Helton [Ashe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helton
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<3>
    • Warrensville [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrensville
      • Warrensville [Ashe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrensville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrensville<3>
    • Grassy Creek [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Creek
      • Grassy Creek [Ashe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grassy Creek<3>
    • Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<3>
    • Crumpler [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumpler
      • Crumpler [Ashe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumpler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumpler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crumpler<3>
    • Weavers Ford [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weavers Ford
      • Weavers Ford [Ashe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weavers Ford
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<3>
    • Todd [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Todd
      • Todd [Ashe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Todd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Todd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Todd<3>
  • Avery County (NC)
    • Mount Gilead [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gilead
      • Mount Gilead [Avery County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Gilead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Gilead
    • Whaley [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whaley
      • Whaley [Avery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whaley
    • Beech Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Mountain
      • Beech Mountain [Avery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Mountain<3>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<3>
    • Seven Devils [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Devils
      • Seven Devils [Avery County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Devils have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Devils
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seven Devils<3>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<3>
    • Sugar Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Mountain
      • Sugar Mountain [Avery County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Mountain
    • Grandfather [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandfather
      • Grandfather [Avery County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandfather
    • Newland [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Avery County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<3>
    • Linville [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville [Avery County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linville<3>
  • Caldwell County (NC)
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blowing Rock
      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Watauga County (NC)
    • Zionville [Watauga County]
    • Mabel [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabel
      • Mabel [Watauga County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
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    • Sugar Grove [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Watauga County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vilas [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vilas
      • Vilas [Watauga County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vilas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moretz [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moretz
      • Moretz [Watauga County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moretz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rominger [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rominger
      • Rominger [Watauga County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
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    • Boone [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone
      • Boone [Watauga County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Valle Crucis [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valle Crucis
      • Valle Crucis [Watauga County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valle Crucis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Matney [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matney
      • Matney [Watauga County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
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    • Rutherwood [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherwood
      • Rutherwood [Watauga County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
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    • Deep Gap [Watauga County]
    • Laxon [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laxon
      • Laxon [Watauga County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Damascus
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  • Carter County (TN)
    • Buladeen [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buladeen
      • Buladeen [Carter County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Former names for Buladeen:
      • Colesville
      • Magnetic
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    • Hunter [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
      • Hunter [Carter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Biltmore [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore
      • Biltmore [Carter County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
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    • Elizabethton [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethton
      • Elizabethton [Carter County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
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    • Hampton [Carter County]
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
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    • Shell Creek [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
      • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Watauga [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watauga
      • Watauga [Carter County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
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    • Woodby Hill [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodby Hill
      • Woodby Hill [Carter County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodby Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodby Hill
  • Johnson County (TN)
    • Shingletown [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shingletown
      • Shingletown [Johnson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shingletown
    • Fuller [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller
      • Fuller [Johnson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuller
    • Mountain City [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
      • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<3>
    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Winchester [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Johnson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 8,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Trade [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade
      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
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    • Butler [Johnson County]
    • Norris [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Johnson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
  • Sullivan County (TN)
    • Forest Hills [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hills
      • Forest Hills [Sullivan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hills
    • Hunter Hills [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Hills
      • Hunter Hills [Sullivan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Hills
    • Ruthton [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthton
      • Ruthton [Sullivan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruthton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthton
    • Bristol [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Sullivan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<3>
    • Cedar Grove [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Sullivan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Collingwood [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collingwood
      • Collingwood [Sullivan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 48,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collingwood<3>
    • Walnut Hill [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Sullivan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
    • Bluff City [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Sullivan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,672 people
      • Former name for Bluff City:
      • Zollicoffer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluff City<3>
    • Cross [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross
      • Cross [Sullivan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11,330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
    • Galloway Mill [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galloway Mill
      • Galloway Mill [Sullivan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 665 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galloway Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galloway Mill
    • Beechnut City [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beechnut City
      • Beechnut City [Sullivan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beechnut City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beechnut City
    • Blountville [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blountville
      • Blountville [Sullivan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blountville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blountville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blountville<3>
  • Washington County (TN)
    • East Ridge [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
      • East Ridge [Washington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 21,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Ridge
    • Johnson City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
      • Johnson City [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,142 people
      • Former names for Johnson City:
      • Blue Plum Station
      • Haynesville
      • Johnsons Depot
      • Johnsons Tank
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson City<3>
    • Camelot Two [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot Two
      • Camelot Two [Washington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,582 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot Two have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot Two
    • Spurgeon [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spurgeon
      • Spurgeon [Washington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spurgeon
    • Gray [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray
      • Gray [Washington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Damascus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Damascus, see our County-by-County Page for Damascus.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Damascus ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Damascus.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Damascus. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Damascus and those printed in the larger area surrounding Damascus.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km] of Damascus.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Damascus:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Kentucky
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from Tennessee
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Damascus ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Damascus.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Damascus covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Damascus Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Damascus Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Damascus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus Cemetery
  • Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Roe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roe Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roe Cemetery
  • Dunn Cemetery
  • Matron Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Matron Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Matron Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matron Cemetery
  • Gentry Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gentry Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gentry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gentry Cemetery
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    • Sutherland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sutherland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sutherland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherland Cemetery
    • Lewis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lewis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lewis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Cemetery
    • Pleasant View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Ketchum Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ketchum Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ketchum Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ketchum Cemetery
    • Moore Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moore Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Cemetery
    • Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    • Denton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Denton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Denton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Denton Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Damascus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton Cemetery
    • Denton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Denton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Denton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Denton Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Damascus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton Cemetery
    • Wills Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wills Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wills Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Damascus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wills Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Damascus had a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Damascus had a population of 775 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Damascus, with the one closest to Damascus listed first.

  • Damascus [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
    • Damascus [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Damascus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 775 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<3>
  • Laurel Bloomery [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Bloomery
    • Laurel Bloomery [Johnson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Laurel Bloomery had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Bloomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Bloomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Bloomery<3>
  • Osceola [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
    • Osceola [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Damascus
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Osceola had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
  • Lodi [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodi
    • Lodi [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lodi had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi
  • Silver Lake [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
    • Silver Lake [Johnson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Silver Lake had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake
  • Friendship [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 68 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
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    • Grayson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayson
      • Grayson [Ashe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Damascus
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grayson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayson
    • Green Cove [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Cove
      • Green Cove [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Green Cove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Cove
    • Meadowview [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowview
      • Meadowview [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Damascus
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meadowview had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meadowview<3>
    • Whitetop [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitetop
      • Whitetop [Grayson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Damascus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Whitetop had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitetop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitetop<3>
    • Loves Mill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loves Mill
      • Loves Mill [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Damascus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Loves Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loves Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loves Mill
    • Emory [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emory
      • Emory [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 184 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Emory had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emory
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emory<3>
    • Mountain City [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
      • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Damascus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 249 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mountain City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<3>
    • Glade Spring [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade Spring
      • Glade Spring [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Damascus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,402 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glade Spring had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Spring<3>
    • Shortsville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shortsville
      • Shortsville [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Damascus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shortsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shortsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shortsville

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Damascus. See our List of 1890's Communities around Damascus.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Damascus ...

While our initial data about Damascus came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Damascus in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Damascus.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Damascus:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

We have found Damascus in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Damascus for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Damascus. See our Misc Page for Damascus for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Washington County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Damascus: www.damascus.org/

The official website for Washington County: www.washcova.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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.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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DamascusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Damascus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6328, Longitude: -81.7888       In this case, the coordinates for Damascus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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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