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

San Antonio was founded by the Spanish and named after St. Anthony of Padua. When they built the Mission San Antonio de Valero, commonly known as the Alamo (pictured), the city was born.

1702: Mobile, Alabama

Before the creation of New Orleans, Bienville settled in French Louisiana in 1702. By 1711, the settlement had moved to Mobile, Alabama, and it became the capital city of French Louisiana.

1699: Biloxi, Mississippi

In 1699, French explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville arrived in Biloxi Bay. Biloxi means "first people." Several different countries had control of the city, including Britain, Spain, and the Confederate States of America.

1670: Charleston, South Carolina

English colonists settled near the Ashley River in 1670 and named their town Charles Towne after King Charles II. Ten years later, the city was moved to where Charleston is today.

1649: Annapolis, Maryland

People who sought religious freedom settled the Chesapeake Bay in 1649 and named their settlement Providence. It was later renamed Annapolis after Princess Anne, who became queen in 1702.