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Damascus in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Damascus

 
 
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By Devry Jones, February 2, 2019
1. Damascus Marker
Inscription.  The "Town of Damascus" was founded in 1816. This marker stands on one of the original 14 lots laid out by the founder and first postmaster, Edward Hughes. The earliest part of the town was located in the southwestern corner of "the Pleasant Plains of Damascus," a 1,101-acre tract patented by Matthew Pigman in 1774.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society and Damascus Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 17.263′ N, 77° 12.127′ W. Marker is in Damascus, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Main Street (Maryland Route 108) west of Woodfield Road (Maryland Route 124), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9810 Main Street, Damascus MD 20872, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Froggy Hollow (approx. 4.4 miles away); A Real Field of Dreams (approx. 5.1 miles away); Dowdens Ordinary (approx. 5.4 miles away); Dowden's Ordinary: A French & Indian War Site
Damascus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 2, 2019
2. Damascus Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Archaeology at Dowden's Ordinary (approx. 5.4 miles away); Tavern Life at Dowden's Ordinary (approx. 5.4 miles away); Dowden's Ordinary: The Elephant Comes to Clarksburg (approx. 5.4 miles away); Parrsville & Ridgeville (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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