Florida was born on April 2nd 1513 and turned 500 years old today April 2nd 2013.
However, there might be a little confusion to this statement because the original people living here when Juan Ponce de León landed on the East Coast of the area.
Two years later a town was named Saint Augustine and is now called the country's oldest city. Again a little confusion on the part of the Europeans? Cities (Villages) were on this land long before the Spanish, Dutch, French, English and all of the rest of the Europeans arrived to "Claim this land"! Where are the ordinal people of Florida now?
Hundreds of thousands of Indians already called Florida home when Europeans first arrived in the early 16th century. But it did not take long for the ensuing wars, slave trade and European diseases to nearly wipe out the aboriginal population.