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In 1526, in an attempt to establish a Spanish colony, which was the first place in what is now the United States in which a catholic mass was celebrated?

Question #148638. Asked by pehinhota.
Last updated Sep 05 2021.
Originally posted Sep 05 2021 1:17 PM.

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San Miguel de Gualdape is a former Spanish colony in present-day South Carolina, founded in 1526 by Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón. It was the first European settlement in what became the continental United States, and the third in North America north of Mexico.


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In June 1526, two Dominican priests, Antonio Montesino and Anthony de Cervantes, accompanied several hundred colonists under the leadership of Lucas Vasques de Ayllón from San Domingo and attempted a settlement upon the Atlantic coast of the mainland north of Florida. They first made land at Cape Fear (near present-day Wilmington, North Carolina) but chose to sail on, looking for a more salubrious spot, which they found and established the small settlement of San Miguel de Guandape (or Gualdape) where, during the summer and fall of 1526, they certainly did offer Mass. After the death of Ayllón in October, the colony abandoned the country and returned to San Domingo.

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Sep 05 2021, 6:31 PM
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