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The location of Damascus

Welcome to Damascus ...

The town of Damascus is located in Washington County.

The location of Damascus has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Damascus has a population of 790 people<2> (see below for details).

Damascus is 1,930 feet [588 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Damascus: (276)

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 (with 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 ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Damascus and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Damascus. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Damascus:

The official website for Washington County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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 we use 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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