Saturday, June 14, 2008
St. Augustine, Florida - The Oldest City in the United States
Founded in 1565, St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest continually occupied city in the continental United States.
St. Augustine was established by Pedro Menendez de Aviles more than 40 years before the first English settlers arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, and 55 years before the Pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock. Today it boasts rich Spanish influences and one of the finest collections of colonial structures in the United States.
Our new St. Augustine pages are now online. To learn more, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com and look for the St. Augustine heading.