These Are The Oldest Cities In The US

1776: San Francisco, California

Juan Bautiza and other Spanish colonists founded the Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate bay, which ultimately became the settlement of San Francisco.

1733: Savannah, Georgia

In 1733, English General James Oglethorpe arrived with 120 passengers on the Savannah River. He named the colony Georgia after King George II

1718: New Orleans, Louisiana

In 1718, Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville founded Nouvelle-Orléans on a curve of the Mississippi River.

1718: San Antonio, Texas

Spanish colonists called San Antonio after St. Anthony of Padua. The city was founded when they built the Alamo (shown).

1699: Biloxi, Mississippi

French adventurer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville reached Biloxi Bay in 1699. Biloxi implies "first people." Britain, Spain, and the Confederacy ruled the city.

1670: Charleston, South Carolina

English colonists settled near the Ashley River in 1670 and named their town Charles Towne after King Charles II.

1702: Mobile, Alabama

Bienville moved to French Louisiana in 1702 before founding New Orleans. The settlement migrated to Mobile, Alabama, and became French Louisiana's capital in 1711.