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Damascus, Ohio
Damascus Grade School
Damascus Grade School
Location of Damascus in Mahoning and Columbiana counties and in the State of Ohio
Location of Damascus in Mahoning and Columbiana counties and in the State of Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Mahoning, Columbiana
Townships Goshen, Butler
Area
 • Total 0.81 sq mi (2.09 km2)
 • Land 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,115 ft (340 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 443
 • Density 554/sq mi (214.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44619
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-20030
GNIS code 1064504
School District West Branch Local

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. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 443. Damascus has a post office, with the ZIP code of 44619. 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.

The community lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 62 and State Routes 173 and 534.

History

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

The Damascus post office opened in 1828.

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