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Damascus, VA 24236
Region Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality Washington
Email Address mshaffer@hswcv.org

Damascus: The town of Damascus was founded in 1866 by former Confederate Brigadier General John D. Imboden. Imboden was seeking to create a "steel city" as he believed rich iron ore deposits were located beneath the forests of timber.

Last Updated: 7/18/2011 3:10 PM
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