America’s Oldest Continually-Inhabited Towns

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Many visitors choose modern cities with magnificent beauty, bustle nightlife, and recreation spots as their destinations. Others are interested in exploring old towns with historical sites and long history and development. Let’s discover the following oldest continually-inhabited towns (cities) in America.

 


Acoma (now Sky City) lies on top of a 357 ft high mesa. Acoma means ‘people of the white rock’ with Ako meaning ‘white rock’ and ma ‘people’. Visitors may find no real evidence that a settlement ever existed. However, there exist a church, school, barn, ice house, dance hall, a horse bam, feed mill, and blacksmith shop.

 


Acoma is considered one of the best cultural tours in New Mexico.

Acoma is considered one of the best cultural tours in New Mexico.

 


Jersey City is situated between the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay. It is a significant transportation terminus and distribution center whose service industries have made great contribution to the redevelopment of its waterfront. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Jersey City was a manufacturing town.

 


Jersey City’s estimated population in 2004 was 239,079.

Jersey City’s estimated population in 2004 was 239,079.

 


Albany is one of the oldest continually-inhabited towns in America. The City of Albany has been the capital of New York State since 1797. By 1774, Albany was the most populated county in colonial New York with more than 42 thousand settlers.

 


Albany, New York

Albany, New York

 


Quincy has many nicknames like “City of Presidents”, “City of Legends”, or “Birthplace of the American Dream”. It became the ninth largest city in Massachusetts, with 38,883 households, 88,025 people, and 20,530 families in 2000.

 


Quincy, Massachusetts

Quincy, Massachusetts

 


St. Augustine, which was founded by Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565, is the oldest continually occupied European-established city. Its population was 11,592.

St. Augustine, which was founded by Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565, is the oldest continually occupied European-established city. Its population was 11,592.

 


Salem is famous for its significant historical sites like New Age and Wiccan boutiques or witch-themed attractions. It used to be one of the most important seaports in early America.

Salem is famous for its significant historical sites like New Age and Wiccan boutiques or witch-themed attractions. It used to be one of the most important seaports in early America.

 


Santa Fe\'s Downtown Area

Santa Fe\'s Downtown Area

 


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Hampton, Virginia traces its history to 1610.

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/11/30