What was the oldest city in north America?
- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
Mexico and the Caribbean Island are all part of North America.
In fact, legitimately, everything from the Republic of Panama to the country of Greenland is part of North America.
The oldest NON-NATIVE city in the continental US is St Augustine, Florida.
Even though it was built right next to the Native American Timucua town of Seloy, which was rather large.
The Spanish had been in the area since 1513, due to trouble 1565.they landed at the current site and built up a former native structure to secure their people and possessions and built the fort, the Castillo de San Marcos and the city.
Which stayed a Spanish city until right before the American Revolution.
The oldest city in North America would be the City of Ticul, Yucatán, Mexico since 700 BC.
The oldest city in the present day US would be Cahokia, Illinois since 650AD, currently the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, St. Clair County, Illinois
Since 1000AD Acoma Pueblo and Taos Pueblo, New Mexico have been the US's Oldest continuously occupied communities in the USA. The Acoma Pueblo today is known as Sky City.
Santiago and Havana Cuba are both older, so is Panama City, Panama.
Canada's oldest is 1583 with St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador .
Canada was colonized by the French long before the English colonized the US and had several colonies by the time Jamestown Fort was built, let alone the city.
- WayneLv 610 years ago
There had been several Settlements in North America from the natives, particularly the Mayans and Aztecs.
However, the oldest still inhabited city in North America is St Augustine. It was built by the Spanish in Florida in 1565.
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- 5 years ago
Actually, the oldest continually inhabited city in North America is Tepetlaoxtoc, Mexico. It was founded in 1183 A.D.
- 10 years ago
well I am assuming you mean European colony as the Mayans, Zapotec, Aztec and numerous North American cultures had settlements.
Christopher Columbus began settling on the Island of Hispianola in the 1490's, but the first real 'city' was St Augustine, Florida. It was built by the Spanish in 1565 by Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. Places like New York and Washington DC weren't founded until 1624 and 1791.
But the Viking Norsemen did some settlement building in Canada and Greenland in about 1003 by Leif Erikson. Today that land is a world heritage site and is known as L'Anse aux Meadows. It shows the farthest European exploration from before Christopher Columbus
- Anonymous5 years ago
Mexico City. Age 56, state of Washington.
- Anonymous5 years ago
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Depends what you mean by a city. The first European-founded city is one in Newfoundland, Canada - L'Anse aux Meadows. The first English- founded city, however, is St. John's. I know this because I'm a Newfie and goddamn proud of it! :D 15, Canadian living in Chile
- cymry3jonesLv 710 years ago
Since when was Mexico in North America? It's in Central America.
Apparently the oldest city in the USA is St. Augustine, Florida, founded in 1565.
In Canada, (also North America) the oldest city is St. John's, Newfoundland, which was founded by John Cabot in 1497.