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In what year was your city founded?

Quito, Ec: 1534 by Spaniards over Incan Tiangues (comercial center)

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Detroit began as a French community on the Detroit River when Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded a strategic garrison and fur trading post on the site in 1701.

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Huntsville- 1805, by a Virginian named John Hunt. Another man named John Ditto settled here at the same time, but Dittosville just doesn't sound right. :lol:

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The area that New Orleans rests on today was first explored by the brothers Bienville and Iverville in 1699.

The city of New Orleans was officially founded by Bienville in 1718 and at the time was the capitol of Louisiana and a fortress to control the Mississippi River.

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Atlanta was founded in 1836 under the name "Terminus". It was changed in the mid-1840's to "Marthasville". Finally, it became "Atlanta" in the late 1840's.

Douglasville was founded in 1876.

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San Francisco

1776 - The first colonizing party arrived in 1776 to found the Presidio of San Francisco and Mission Dolores. The land that is know San Francisco was tittled Yerba Buena (or good herb)

1835- Grant Avenue makes its first appearance on the city map, named as Calle de la Fundacion

1847- Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco (population is around 600)

1848 - Gold Discovered in the Sierra (population surges to around 30,000)

1850 - San Francisco is established

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Grand Rapids

Was first settled in November, 1826 by Louis Campau, who arrived in the area to trade with the Indians. Because someone forgot to send in the proper paperwork at the time, the city of Grand Rapids wasnt officially created until May 1, 1850. :lol:

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Pittsburgh was founded in 1758 and incorporated as a government in 1786. The French and English traders though were in the area since the late 1600's. ;)

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Charleston - Originally founded as Charles Towne in 1670, at Ablemarle Point, across the Ashley River from the current site of the city. This place is also the birthplace of the Carolinas.  :thumbsup:

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Providence was also originally founded across the river from where it is now. Roger Williams was banished from the Plymouth Bay Colony because of disagreements over religious freedom (he thought people should have religious freedom, the Puritans didn't). in 1636 he settled in what is now East Providence, only to be quickly chased out because the Plymouth Bay Colony said that area was there's.

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Malden Massachusetts - 1649

taken from the "official" Malden website:

In 1629, a section of hilly woodlands north of the Mystic River was purchashed from the Pawtucket Indians, and called Mystic Side. It was incorporated into the township of Charlestown.

But by 1649, residents of Mystic Side had petitioned the General Court to let them form a seperate township, to be called Malden. The town was named after a community of the same name in Essex, England. Some of the most prominent citizens of Malden, Massachusetts had emigrated from that English town.

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Charleston - Originally founded as Charles Towne in 1670, at Ablemarle Point, across the Ashley River from the current site of the city. This place is also the birthplace of the Carolinas.

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As for my hometown I believe there was two settlements on the Caper Fear river. Campblleton and Cross Creek merged in about 1760. It officially became Fayetteville in 1825 in honor of the Revolutionary War hero from France General Lafayette.

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Hartford was first settled by Adriaen Block, a Dutch Fur Trader in 1633, Hartford proper was formed in 1635 by Massachussetts Puritans.

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Freehold was first sighted in 1498 by John Cabot, while sailing along the coast.

It was not until 1693, however, that Freehold was officially established, as one of the three original municipalities of Monmouth County, by a group of Scottish Religous Refugees. There are now 53 municipalities in Monmouth County.

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Hartford was first settled by Adriaen Block, a Dutch Fur Trader in 1633, Hartford proper was formed in 1635 by Massachussetts Puritans.

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No reply I just like your avatar. I remeber the whalers, the jets and the north stars.

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No reply I just like your avatar. I remeber the whalers, the jets and the north stars.

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Thank you, brother, they are sorely missed....

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We are so young compared to a lot of these. Louis Campau set up a trading post along the banks of the Grand River in 1826, which is now Grand Rapids.

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Tallahassee as the "white people" city was esblshed in 1825, not quite as old as Quito. BUT, the first christmas to be celebrated in the United States happened in Tallahassee Fla around the same time your city was born, 1539. native Americans have also maintained residence with ample evidence for an impressive span of time before our spanish settlers brought thier missions. Between st. augustine and pensicola, with just as much history.

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White settlers began moving into the Asheville-Hendersonville area in the mid-1700's, and originally the location where Asheville now sits was called Eden Land. Later, a town was founded, and named Morristown, but changed its name, and incorporated, in 1797.

Meanwhile, down in the Hendersonville half of things, the village of Flat Rock came first as Charlestonians fled the heat of Lowcountry South Carolina and established a little village of mansions for themselves in 1807. Eventually, enough of them were summering in the area that they had attracted a contingent of merchants and farmers -- enough to justify a new county, which was carved from Buncombe County (where Asheville is located) in 1838.

For ten years, residents of the new county fought over where to locate the county seat, with some preferring a location on the French Broad River, and some advocating a more centrally located site on the Buncombe Turnpike. The Turnpike crowd won out, and Hendersonville, especially planned as the county seat, was born in 1848.

Edit: I forgot to mention... Almost nobody lived in the Hendersonville area before white/European settlement because the majority of what is now Henderson County had been set aside as a hunting ground by the Cherokee. Up in Asheville, however, people have been living continously in the area for thousands of years. Archaeologists are currently excavating a Connestee Indian village that dates to between AD 200 and AD 500. How was it protected this long even as a bustling city grew around it? It's located on what is now the Biltmore Estate.

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