Was San Miguel, Georgia, the first European settlement in the US?

grits and tacos¿Se habla español? Spanish explorer Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón may have established the first named European settlement in the US on the coast of Georgia in 1526. San Miguel de Guadalupe was thought to be near Sapelo Island. The settlement failed after a few months. Georgia’s San Miguel predates the arrival of English General James Edward Oglethorpe by 207 years. Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico in 1519.

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One Response to Was San Miguel, Georgia, the first European settlement in the US?

  1. Tal Stanfield February 27, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    Here’s an article about another very early colonial settlement in Georgia. Maybe.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/fort-caroline-found-oldest-fortified-settlement-north-america-may-be-located-georgia-1557254

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