A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Damascus ...
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 780 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Damascus.
Damascus is 1,930 feet [588 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Damascus lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Damascus is located in the (276) area code.
Websites for Damascus ...
Official Website: www.damascus.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Damascus had an population of 780 people. This is a decrease of 4.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.49% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Damascus had a population of 814 people. This makes Damascus the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Damascus represents 0.01% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 149th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 814 people, the population of Damascus decreased 17.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 981 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 24 communities that are also named Damascus - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California, Connecticut, Georgia (2), Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi (2), Missouri, New Brunswick, New York, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
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.
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.
Adding Damascus to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Damascus in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Damascus was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Damascus on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022