Oldest continuously inhabited community per state


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Presented by year, then community name, and then state, the list below idetifies the oldest continuously inhabited community in each state. The majority of these locations are situated on a navigable body of water. Please feel free to forward any corrections or suggestions to assure this list is fully accurate.

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1000 – Acuma Pueblo (Sky City) and Taos Pueblo, New Mexico
1100 – Oraibi, Arizona 

1100 – Hilo, Hawaii

1565 – Saint Augustine, Florida – (oldest continuously occupied European settlement in Continental USA)

1607 – Jamestown, Virginia – (oldest community in the 13 original colonies)

1614 – Albany New York

1620 – Plymouth, Massachusetts

1623 – Dover, New Hampshire

1624 – Burlington, New Jersey

1630 – Berwick, Maine

1631 – Lewes, Delaware

1633 – Windsor, Connecticut

1634 – Green Bay, Wisconsin

1634 – St. Mary’s City, Maryland

1636 – Providence, Rhode Island

1668 – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

1670 – Charleston, South Carolina

1680 – Ylseta, Texas (now part of El Paso)

1680 – Peoria, Illinois (originally Fort Crevecoeur)

1682 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1699 – Biloxi, Mississippi

1702 – Mobile, Alabama

1705 – Bath, North Carolina

1706 – Albuquerque, New Mexico

1714 – Natchitoches, Louisiana

1732 – Vincennes, Indiana

1735 – St. Genevieve, Missouri

1735 – Westminster,Vermont

1762 – Shepherdstown, West Virginia

1769 – Santa Cruz, California

1774 – Unalaska, Alaska

1774 – Harrodsburg, Kentucky

1779 – Jonesborough, Tennessee

1779 – Martins Ferry, Ohio

1785 – Dubuque, Iowa

1789 – Batesville, Arkansas

1790 – Washington, DC

1811 – Astoria, Oregon

1825 – Vancouver, Washington

1826 – Wabasha, Minnesota

1827 – Leavenworth, Kansas (originally Fort Leavenworth)

1832 – Fort Pierre, South Dakota

1832 – Talequah, Oklahoma

1847 – Salt Lake City, Utah

1847 – Fort Benton, Montana

1850 – Pembina, North Dakota

1850 – Genoa, Nevada

1851 – San Luis, Colorado

1854 – Omaha, Nebraska

1860 – Franklin, Idaho

1867- Cheyenne, Wyoming

Sources:

  • en.wikipedia.org
  • onlyinyourstate.com
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2 Responses to Oldest continuously inhabited community per state

  1. I can’t help wondering if there are more which would be on this list, but whose original inhabitants were Native Americans who had a rather smaller settlement or village on the sites which European immigrants later took over, after driving off the original inhabitants with virtually no, or no, time gap in between. There are many places all over the word which peoples of many successive cultures have thought were “good places to live.”

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