Friday, September 27, 2019

Fact of the Day: Oldest City in the 50 States

St. Augustine is the oldest city in the borders of the fifty states of the United States of America. It was founded in 1565. 

8 comments:

Sami said...

Wow, that is old! Have a lovely weekend Adam

Pat Hatt said...

Sure been around a while

Christine said...

interesting 1565 wow

Jax said...

I've been to St. Augustine. They claim that they are the oldest city in the US, but there is another town that claims that as well. During a tour, the tour guide who also claimed to be a historian, said that there is truth to it. It had to do with the certain time periods and the Spanish owning Florida while the Northern states were already independent.

Kirk said...

I've been there, way back in 1981. Old section of the town nicely preserved for tourists. Of course, by now, even the new sections I visited is old.

Huggybear said...

Athens, Rome etc are a bit older, however in the "once Great USA" - now the laughing stock of the rest of the world, surely there were permanent native Indian settlements which have been conveniently ignored????????????????
Colin

Kay said...

Aha! This could be another question from Alexa! :-)

Fundy Blue said...

Thanks for reminding me of St. Augustine, Adam. I tend to forget about it, especially when I think about Port Royal, Nova Scotia (1605).