The United States is a relatively young nation, but some American towns have been around for more than three centuries, and some longer still.
From Kittery, Maine (founded in 1647) to St. Augustine, Florida (established in 1565), there are towns whose past stretches back much further than the country’s creation.
24/7 Wall St. selected 100 towns that were founded before the American Revolution. To be considered, towns needed to have originated in settlements that were founded, chartered, established, or incorporated before 1776.
These founding dates only include colonial settlements. Many of these towns, or the areas where they were established, had been settled and occupied by Native Americans long before European settlers arrived.
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