Sites & cities that bear the name of Cockburn Town

Cockburn Town

Today in : Turks and Caicos Islands
First trace of activity : 1681 C.E
Last trace of activity : today

Description : Cockburn Town (/ˈkoʊbərn/ KOH-bərn) is the capital city of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The seat of government ever since 1766, Cockburn Town was the first permanent settlement on any of the islands, founded in 1681 by salt collectors who arrived in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The city supposedly lies on the place where Juan Ponce de León first landed on the island.

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