=0) asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

what are some major cities in early america...1600s 1700s..even 1800s...pls. include state...?

like newport,charleston, ny city, philadelphia...

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  • Paco
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    There were 24 cities and towns in the USA in the first census of 1790. "Northern Liberties" (#6) and "Southwark district" (#11) are neighborhoods in modern day Philadelphia. Hence Philadelphia claims to be larger than New York City for the first census. However, at the time these were three separate urban locations.

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    1 - New - York - NY - 33,131

    2 - Philadelphia - city, - PA - 28,522

    3 - Boston - town, - MA - 18,320

    4 - Charleston - city, - SC - 16,359

    5 - Baltimore - town, - MD - 13,503

    6 - Northern - Liberties - PA - 9,913

    7 - Salem - town, - MA - 7,921

    8 - Newport - town, - RI - 6,716

    9 - Providence - town, - RI - 6,380

    10 - Marblehead - town, - MA - 5,661

    11 - Southwark - district, - PA - 5,661

    12 - Gloucester - town, - MA - 5,317

    13 - Newburyport - town, - MA - 4,837

    14 - Portsmouth - town, - NH - 4,720

    15 - Sherburne - town - MA - 4,620

    16 - Middleborough - town, - MA - 4,526

    17 - New - Haven - CT - 4,487

    18 - Richmond - city, - VA - 3,761

    19 - Albany - city, - NY - 3,498

    20 - Norfolk - borough, - VA - 2,959

    21 - Petersburg - town, - VA - 2,828

    22 - Alexandria - town, - VA - 2,748

    23 - Hartford - city, - CT - 2,683

    24 - Hudson - city, - NY - 2,584

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    The population of these urban centers was only about 200 thousand, out of a total of almost 4 million. Most of USA was rural (unlike Latin America which had many well developed cities).

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    New York didn't start exploding in population until 1820. The biggest city to be added to the list in the next 15 years was New Orleans, which was purchased as part of the Louisiana purchase.

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    You'll note that the only city in the deep south was Charleston.

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    Washington DC wasn't a city yet. It shows up in the next census ten years later with a population of 3 thousand.

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    It's also interesting to note that while some of these cities grew to be the major urban centers of the present day, some of them never grew very large and faded to relative obscurity.

  • nokes
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Major Cities In Pennsylvania

  • 1 decade ago

    First settled in 1565, St. Augustine, FL is generally regarded as the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States.

    The settlement of Roanoke, VA in 1585 marks the beginning of permanent English settlement on the North American continent.

    Jamestown, VA was the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States.

    Many Americans consider the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, MA as the start of European settlement in North America.

    Williamsburg, VA

    Boston, MA was the largest of the colonial New England cities, and it became a focal point for opposition to English policy toward the colonies.

    Before, during, and after the American Revolution, Philadelphia, PA was the focus of cooperation among the American colonies.

  • 4 years ago

    Largest Cities In Virginia

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  • 1 decade ago

    As you stated, NYC was a big one, Boston (Massachusetts) was also a big port city. Washington DC (no state) was pretty big since it was capital. Richmond, Virginia was pretty big. Pittsburg &Philly in Pennsylvania. [If you noticed, the CAPITALS of states are generally the major cities.] Hope that helps!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Boston.

  • 7 years ago

    what about in Washington state?

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