Christopher Columbus a European in the New World, founded a town called La Isabela, a settlement established on the West Indian island of Hispaniola on January 2nd 1494, during his second voyage. The town of La Isabela, in the modern Dominican Republic, is now a ruin.
January 2nd 1494
- La Isabela – Wikipedia
La Isabela in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic was one of the first European settlements in the Americas. La Navidad, established by Christopher Columbus a year earlier and just slightly to the west of La Isabela, in what is present day Haiti, is considered the first in the New World.
- La Isabela – Columbus’s First Colony in the Americas – ThoughtCo
La Isabela is the name of the first European town established in the Americas. La Isabela was settled by Christopher Columbus and 1,500 others in 1494 AD, on the northern coast of the island of Hispaniola, in what is now the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Sea.
- FLMNH – Historical Archaeology – La Isabela: First European Town in …
In 1493, Christopher Columbus built the first intentional European colonial town in the New World.
- La Isabela – La Isabela, Dominican Republic – Atlas Obscura
Named for the Spanish queen who funded his expeditions to the New World, this was among the first European settlements – Viking contact pre-dates it – in the Americas.
- The violent story of Columbus’ forgotten colony – Salon.com
Although it had just finished raining, the air was hot and close. Nobody else was in sight; the only sound other than those from insects and gulls was the staticky low crashing of Caribbean waves.
- Christopher Columbus – Wikipedia
The name Christopher Columbus is the Anglicisation of the Latin Christophorus Columbus. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo and, in Spanish, it is Cristóbal Colón.