Damascus, Illinois

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Damascus, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Damascus, Illinois is located in Illinois
Damascus, Illinois
Damascus, Illinois
Coordinates: 42°22′20″N 89°42′22″W / 42.37222°N 89.70611°W / 42.37222; -89.70611Coordinates: 42°22′20″N 89°42′22″W / 42.37222°N 89.70611°W / 42.37222; -89.70611
Country United States
State Illinois
County Stephenson
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 815 & 779
GNIS feature ID 422602[1]

Damascus is an unincorporated community in Harlem and Waddams townships, Stephenson County, Illinois. Damascus is located at the junction of County Routes 5 and 26, 3.75 miles (6.04 km) west of Cedarville.[2]

History[edit]

Damascus was laid out in 1837.[3] A post office was established in 1854, and remained in operation until 1906.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Damascus". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Stephenson County General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Illinois Department of Transportation. 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  4. ^ "Stephenson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 November 2015.