Damascus is a town in Early County, Georgia, United States. The population was 277 at the 2000 census.
Location in Early County and the state of Georgia
Damascus is located at (31.298580, -84.717429).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) of it is land and 0.56% is water.
Damascus is home to The Briar Patch Music Festival started by Jeb Tabb in 2010. The first festival was attended by an estimated 300 people. Since then, the festival has grown to feature national acts and close to 700 people in attendance. The festival usually occurs the last weekend in May. Damascus is also home to The Powerline Bar and Grill that serves all counties that adjoin Early County. The Powerline features bands almost every weekend from all parts of the Eastern U.S.
Damascus is home to Southwest Georgia Academy. S.G.A. began in 1970 and participates in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA).