11/23/2010 04:14 pm ET Updated Nov 21, 2014

9 Of The Oldest Continually-Inhabited Towns In America

As we do every Thanksgiving, Americans celebrate our young country that has such a rich history. Over the past 230- plus years, our cities have swelled and shrank to varying degrees.

It's always fun to think of the places that hold such an important place in American history that might get overlooked today. Of course, there are a few cities and towns that aren't on this list for various reasons: They haven't really been continuously-inhabited or their founding date is debated.

Regardless, here are nine of oldest, continually-inhabited cities in America.

Oldest Towns

This article has been updated from its originally published version to include additional information about each town's founding and updated photos.

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