The Oldest Building in Each U.S. State Mapped

The United States is a relatively young nation, but one with a rich and diverse history.

The first European colonies in America were founded at the beginning of the 1600s. These early settlers created some of the oldest constructions in what would later become the United States of America. However, Homo sapiens first appeared in America around 13 thousand years ago, and their descendants built and still occupy the oldest constructions in this nation.

From the ancient villages of New Mexico’s Pueblo people, which has 250 structures that have been continuously inhabited since the 12th century, to early Spanish pioneers in Florida, and Russian settlers of Alaska or 19th-century log cabins of the first missionaries in Utah, each of the 50 U.S. states has its own unique story to tell.

The map and the list below contains the oldest constructions still standing in the United States.

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