Oldest Cities in the United States

List of the Oldest Cities of the United States

Saint Augustine, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the United States. Danita Delimont / Getty Images

The United States today is the third largest country in the world based on land area with a total of 3,794,100 square miles (9,826,675 sq km). It also has a population of 313,232,044 people (July 2011 estimate) and it is divided into 50 states and hundreds of different cities. Initially, in 1732, the United States was made up of the original 13 colonies. However, there were cities in the country long before its founding in 1776 and the formation of the 13 colonies.



The following is a list of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the United States.

1) Saint Augustine, Florida

• Year of Founding: 1565

2) Jamestown, Virginia

• Year of Founding: 1607

3) Santa Fe, New Mexico
• Year of Founding: 1607

4) Hampton, Virginia
• Year of Founding: 1610

5) Kecoughtan, Virginia
• Year of Founding: 1610

6) Newport News, Virginia
• Year of Founding: 1613

7) Albany, New York
• Year of Founding: 1614

8) Jersey City, New Jersey
• Year of Founding: 1617

9) Plymouth, Massachusetts
• Year of Founding: 1620

10)Weymouth, Massachusetts
• Year of Founding: 1622

12) Dover, New Hampshire
• Year of Founding: 1623

13) Gloucester, Massachusetts
• Year of Founding: 1623

14) New Amsterdam, New York
• Year of Founding: 1625

15) Salem, Massachusetts
• Year of Founding: 1626

16) Lynn, Massachusetts
• Year of Founding: 1629

17) Charleston, Massachusetts
• Year of Founding: 1629

References

Central Intelligence Agency.

(23 March 2011). CIA - The World Factbook - United States. Retrieved from: http://usgovinfo.about.com/cs/publicsafety/a/aboutcia.htm

Wikipedia.org. (27 March 2011). List of North American Cities by Year of Foundation. Retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_North_American_cities_by_year_of_foundation