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Welcome to Damascus ...

The town of Damascus is located in Washington County<1>.

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.

  • Winchester [Johnson County]
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    • Winchester [Johnson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> 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
  • Abingdon [Washington County]
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    • Abingdon [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> 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
  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
    • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Saltville [Smyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltville
    • Saltville [Smyth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hunter Hills [Sullivan County]
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      • Hunter Hills [Sullivan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> 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
    • Chilhowie [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilhowie
      • Chilhowie [Smyth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Trade [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade
      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Damascus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<6>
    • Glade Spring [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade Spring
      • Glade Spring [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> 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.
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Dale
      • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> 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<6>

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.

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Damascus.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Damascus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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