Damascus | MD
Completely updated and renovated home! Fresh painted patio and deck, Koi Pond, and even an additional shed (36′ x 22′) which conveys with an abundance of tools! Inside this home you will find arched entryways, pillars, gleaming hardwood floors through-out and a cozy wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen shines with stainless steel appliances & cherry cabinetry. From the inside to the outside of the home you will fall in love, come see as this home will not last long!
The name “Damascus” comes from a reference presumably to Damascus, Syria, and was first used in an official document in 1816, when the United States Congress approved a postal route through the area, operated by Edward Hughes. The area currently known as Damascus was granted by the new state of Maryland to Nathaniel Pigman in 1783. On February 14, 1819, War of 1812 veteran named Edward Hughes bought a 40-acre section of the grant and began subdividing lots for sale. James Madison, the fourth U.S. President, appointed Hughes postmaster of the developing community of Damascus in 1816.
Damascus is located at the intersection of two major roads in upper Montgomery County: Ridge Road and Damascus Road. Hughes received permission from Congress for a postal route through the town. Hughes called his town “The Pleasant Plains of Damascus” after Damascus, Syria. The Damascus Community Fair—a fully agricultural fair that has been in operation since 1940—attracts thousands of visitors annually in the first weekend of September. 4-H clubs are thriving, and in the past 10 years, three new equestrian centers have opened within 5 miles of downtown Damascus. November 17, 2009, marked the grand opening of the Damascus Heritage Society Museum—a project years in the making that aims to preserve the history of Damascus, MD. The original idea for the museum belonged to John Grigg, who was in attendance at the opening along with fellow supporters, sharing apple cider and cookies in celebration of their efforts. Damascus is west of the fall line between the Piedmont of Appalachia and the Atlantic coastal plain. Damascus is known for its rural landscape and family-owned farms.
Damascus High School (DHS) is well-known regionally and nationally for its championship athletic teams, known as the Swarmin’ Hornets. Damascus High School is one of the few remaining schools in the state to still hold its graduation ceremonies on the school’s football field. A rite of passage for many graduating seniors is to walk on the field and receive their diploma not only in front of family and friends in the stands but also the several hundred townspeople who gather outside the fences to watch the ceremony.