Vaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1803 times:
As far as I know....the town I was born in was first mentioned in 1880.
I was born in Chapleau, Ontario, Canada this is an old railway town C.P. Railway - it is located 100 miles NE (as the crow flies) of Sault Ste Marie. By road the distance from Sault Ste Marie is 190 miles. Currently there are less than 3,000 people and this beautiful place is surrounded by lakes & forests.....it is the ideal place for fisherman & hunters.
Bobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
First definite mention of Brussels as a city is in 977AD, when Otto II gave a chunk of land to Carl of France. Back then it was called "The Island Of St Gorik", after a preacher who founded a chapel there about 400 years previously.
QANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1754 times:
Sydney was founded in 1843.
My town of Kirribilli (Abogininal meaning "Good Fishing Hole") was founded in 1854 when Adolphus Frederic Feez purchased for 200 pounds an area of approximately half a hectare at Kirribilli Point. Now practically half of Kirribilli is taken up by the Sydney residences of The Prime Minister and the Governor General.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8346 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1747 times:
London is the oldest permanently inhabited city in the world. In fact, to give some weight to the topic, I moved TODAY ladies and gents to central (Belsize Park) London from the suburbs (Epsom) where I've been most of my life, and to live near a tube and not be surrounded by dickheads is a huge result. London's the best city in the world, the size and density of the place is just mindblowing. It never ceases to amaze me, and even if it's the grubbiest and worst-run city in Europe, it's still the most vibrant and fantastic place. It's New York (London's only rival) but with more depth, history style and class.
Byblos Lebanon (where the Bible is named after) also makes the claim of "oldest permanently inhabited" but there's about 50,000 people there and London's got 18 million so we'd probably beat them in a fight. Although Byblos, which I've visited, is pretty awesome, you can see Biblical, Roman and Ottoman ruins without turning your head, while standing on a Crusader castle. Better than Disneyland!
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Quebecair727 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1744 times:
Montreal, founded in 1642 by Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve, was already a gathering place for native peoples. It was then called Hochelaga. The first european name of Hochelaga was Ville-Marie (City of Mary) and later changed its name for Montreal.
For my part, I've been living all my life in Montreal, mainly in the eastern part of the city. At the moment, I live about a mile north of the Olympic Stadium.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4700 posts, RR: 41
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1737 times:
My current hometown (Dortmund), nowadays a city of about 600.000 inhabitants, was founded by two monks coming from England in about 700. They opened a monastery to convert the heathen Saxons to Christianity. Both were killed a few years later by irate villagers from nearby settlements. Maybe they pursued their work a bit too fanatical.
The first official mentioning of the city name (at that time spelled "Trothmani") in a document cites the date of 899.
My hometown in the sense of "town where I was born and grew up" is a small village of about 20.000 people. It was mentioned in official documents for the first time about 1000 A.D. .
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1731 times:
Guess I'm the only one here who'se older than the city he lives in?
Almere, est. 1976
Indeed 1976. They started building a few years earlier but 1976 was the year the first citizens officially came to live here. 25th aniversary was reason for big celebrations in 2001, with the city giving everyone an unwanted present by introducing parking fees for the first time
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1718 times:
My town is kind of hard to describe. Its in Dallas city limits, all our mail is addressed to Dallas, but we have our own mayor, city council, cops, etc. It was founded in 1924, shortly after the formation of Southern Millionaires...errr...Methodist University.
Kimmykun From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1706 times:
My turn, I guess. The current San Germán, Puerto Rico was founded in 1573. The original village was founded in 1511, but was raided by the French in 1528. Eventually, the residents came together on the Santa Marta hills in the southwestern part of the island in 1570. After several attemps, the town was officially founded three years later. The town was named after Germain de Foix, King Ferdinand of Spain's second wife. So my town is 430 years old. Or 492. I guess it depends on how you look at it...
Erj190 From Portugal, joined Dec 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1685 times:
The place where I live, Setubal, Portugal, According to Greek records referring to Phoenicians, started to be known as the place where a colony the Bastulum-Phoenicians lived. Therefore we are talking about 800 BC, also because Carthaginian and later Romans referred to the place as an old village. Ruins from the Roman period and one ruin claimed to be Carthaginian still exist.