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Damascus is a census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Goshen Township in Mahoning County and northwestern Butler Township in Columbiana County in the U.S. state of Ohio.[2][3] As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 443.[4] Damascus has a post office, with the ZIP code of 44619.[5] Its elevation is 1,211 feet (369 m), and it is located at 40°54′7″N 80°57′18″W / 40.90194°N 80.95500°W / 40.90194; -80.95500 (40.9020031, -80.9550891).[6] The community lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 62 and State Routes 173 and 534.[7]

The Mahoning County portion of Damascus is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Columbiana County portion is part of the Salem, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Damascus was platted in 1808.[8] The community derives its name from the ancient city of Damascus, in Syria.[9] Damascus was originally built up chiefly by Quakers.[10]

The Damascus post office opened in 1828.[11]

References

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 52. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Damascus, Ohio
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Damascus CDP, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Damascus, Ohio
  7. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 34. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  8. ^ Mack, Horace (1879). History of Columbiana County, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Unigraphic. p. 100. 
  9. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 36. 
  10. ^ McCord, William B. (1905). History of Columbiana County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 267. 
  11. ^ Sanderson, Thomas W. (1907). Twentieth Century History of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 204.