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Welcome to Damascus ...

The town of Damascus is located in Washington County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Damascus has a population of 790 people<1> (see below for details).

Damascus is 1,930 feet [588 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Damascus lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Damascus is located in the (276) area code.

Population Details ...

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 total 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Damascus had an population of 790 people. This is a decrease of 2.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.47% 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. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Dowell (TN) - Historic   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hunter Hills (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mountain City (TN)   [Map]   2,409   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Trade (TN)   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Abingdon   [Map]   7,981   NW   11 miles [17.7 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 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.

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:

Websites for Damascus ...

Official Website: www.damascus.org/

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.

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The Communities of Virginia

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: www.virginia.gov/



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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from 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: 36.6328, Longitude: -81.7888     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Damascus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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