10 British Things About U.S. Cities

10 British Things About Oakland, CA

Oakland, California was initially settled by the Huchiun tribe before colonization by Spaniards in the 16th century and later sold to the U.S. by Mexico.

10 British Things About Tulsa, OK

In the early 19th century, members of the Lochapoka and Creek tribes named their newfound territory Tallasi, which means “old creek.” The name later changed to Tulsa when Mayor Colonel Edward E.

10 British Things About El Paso, TX

While El Paso, TX was initially Indian Territory before it was colonized by Spaniards in the 16th century, Anglophilia quickly swept through the territory with the establishment of Fort Bliss in 1854, where over the next century ...

WATCH: Why Part of New York is Built on British Rubble

Tom Scott’s YouTube series Things You Might Not Know is a glorious enterprise, and one we’ve featured in Anglophenia before. You may remember him from such films as as “Why do the British have separate hot and cold ...

10 British Things About Savannah, GA

Savannah, Georgia is the oldest city in the state and was founded as a colony by the British in 1733. It led as a port city in the American Revolutionary War and during the American Civil War.

10 British Things About Tucson, AZ

The Tucson area in Arizona has been inhabited for over 12,000 years, and was once an Indian village called Stook-zone.

10 British Things About Spokane, WA

First home to the hunter-gatherer Spokane Tribe approximately eight to 12,000 years ago, and then to tradesmen of Canada’s Northwest Fur Company, 211,000 people of all nationalities have settled in Spokane, Washington. Spokane ...

10 British Things about Madison, WI

Named for the greatly admired forefather of America, James Madison, Madison, Wisconsin‘s origins date back to the 1820s.

10 British Things About Fresno, CA

Located in the San Joaquin Valley, directly in the heart of California, the city of Fresno has little, if any, historic British ties. Fresno’s incredibly fertile valleys and agricultural opportunity appealed mostly to ...

10 British Things About Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach, Virginia, is home to Cape Henry, the first U.S. landing of English colonists in 1607.