The 8 State with the Oldest Historic Town

Alabama: Mooresville

Known as Alabama s Williamsburg, Mooresville became a town before Alabama became a state. With a population of just 65, it remains a tiny historic gem.

Alaska: Wrangell

Wrangell is the only city in Alaska governed by four different nations: Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. It became a gold rush hub in the late 19th century.

Arizona: Tucson

Tucson is the oldest town in Arizona and one of the oldest continuously occupied places in the U.S., with over 4,000 years of history. It celebrates with La Fiesta de San Agustín annually.

Arkansas: Georgetown

Founded in 1789 and incorporated in 1986, Georgetown is a quintessential small town. Even during its timber and logging boom, the population never exceeded 500.

California: San Diego

San Diego, known for its historic missions, is home to the Mission San Diego de Alcalá. It s also a top family spring break destination.

Colorado: San Luis

San Luis, Colorado s oldest town, is rich in culture with its original adobe architecture and Plaza de San Luis de la Culebra.

Connecticut: Wethersfield

Wethersfield, Connecticut s oldest town, is nicknamed Oniontown due to its historic red onion crops. The Wethersfield Historical Society once paid rent in red onions.

Delaware: Lewes

Lewes, the first town in the first state, boasts a motto reflecting its pioneering status. Legend says pirate Captain Kidd buried treasure in the dunes of Cape Henlopen.